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5 Killer Recipes from Josi Kilpack’s Culinary Mysteries

Josie S. Kilpack's Favorite Killer Recipes

Devil’s Food Cake

From Devil’s Food Cake; contributed by Marle Schofield

1 cup sour milk (1 cup milk plus 2 teaspoons white vinegar or lemon juice) or 1 cup buttermilk

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups granulated sugar

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup boiling water

1 teaspoon baking soda 

For sour milk, mix milk and vinegar in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour 9×13-inch pan or two 8-inch round pans. In large bowl, mix together all ingredients except water and baking soda. Mix until batter is smooth. Add soda to boiling water, and then add mixture to batter. Mix well. (Batter will be thin.) Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 35–45 minutes or until middle is set. Let cake cool 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar or frost with your favorite frosting. Makes 12 servings.

Get these and other delicious recipes in Josi Kilpack’s culinary mystery cookbook compilation, Sadie’s Little Black Recipe Book, available at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.