The spices used in this cake are some of my favorite flavors and who doesn't love cake! This recipe makes a nice simple dessert for any meal.
The Devil Cake recipe is on page 137 and 138 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook. Below is a photo of the recipe.
The Boiled Frosting recipe is on page 156 of the Rumford Complete Cookbook. Below is a photo of the recipe.
Here is my version of both recipes together with some updates:
Devil Cake with Boiled Frosting: A Rumford Complete Cookbook Recipe
1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
3 tsp Rumford Baking Powder
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup cold water
1 square unsweetened chocolate
4 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup hot water
1 egg white
1/6 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp flavoring - I used vanilla extract
In a large mixing bowl cream the softened butter and sugar together. Add the flour, baking powder, and spices and mix together with the butter and sugar. Add the water. Mix everything together well. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water on the stove. Add the melted chocolate along with the vanilla and lemon extracts to the batter mixture. Beat the egg whites to frothy and add them to the batter as well. Mix everything together until well blended. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
In a small sauce pan boil the sugar and water together. Beat the egg white and add the cream of tartar. Pour the hot syrup over the egg white/cream of tartar and stir in the vanilla flavoring while mixing it all together. Pour over warm cake and spread evenly .
PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE
This recipe is a different type of cake that I have ever tried but it is oh so yummy! I will definitely be making again! Its super moist and the subtle hints of spice and chocolate are so good!