This is my final entry in "The Week of Rotten Milk!" OK, I know the milk wasn't rotten, because I can smell it going bad 2 days before anyone else can, but it's so much more fun to call it "rotten" than "sour", isn't it?
I made this cake Sunday night, and it was gone as soon as Dan got here Monday. Yep, that's right, he ate 1/4 of the cake as soon as he found it. That was BEFORE he sat down to his roast chicken dinner. Yes, it was that good.
McCalls Red Devils Food Cake
1-3/4 cup flour
1-1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1-1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup sour milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Beat in the margarine and milk until combined; beat 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat another 2 minutes. Bake in either 2 layer pans, or, as I chose to do, in a 9x13" pan at 350F. 35 minutes for the sheet pan (sorry, I can't help with the time for layer cakes). Frost and serve.
This is what was left of the cake by the time Dan had been here half an hour. It's hard to tell, but the cake is the color of the patent leather on these adorable new shoes Thor made me order from Target. (It's absurdly hard to take a decent picture of your own foot, too).
Patrick is an enormous fan of chocolate cakes, so this is his birthday cake for tonight. Hard to believe my second son is 25 today! How did they get so old, when I'm pretty sure I'm not that old yet?