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       Title: City School Red Devil’s Food Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 12 servings
     1/2 c  Shortening
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs; beaten
     1/4 c  Cocoa
     1/4 c  Hot coffee or water
       1 ts Red food coloring; optional
       1 ts Salt
       1 ts Baking soda
   1 3/4 c  Cake flour; plus
       2 tb Cake flour
       1 c  Buttermilk
       1 ts Vanilla extract
   Recipe by: Los Angeles Times 12-22-96
   Beat shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in
   eggs. Mix cocoa into coffee or water and then stir in red
   food coloring. Beat into creamed mixture. Sift together
   salt, baking soda and cake flower. Add sifted dry
   ingredients to creamed mixture, alternating with
   buttermilk. Add vanilla. Turn into greased 13x9-inch pan
   and bake at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in center
   comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Frost with favorite
   frosting, if wished.
   Los Angeles School System. Source: Los Angeles Times
   12-22-96.Makes 12 servings. Each serving, without frosting,
   contains about:258 calories; 229 mg sodium; 36 mg
   cholesterol; 10 grams fat; 40 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams
   protein; 0.13 gram fiber.