Dialing Dreams: Nick Hart’s favorite dessert

Rich, moist and delicious….

As Nick Hart mentioned in his character interview, his mother makes a great chocolate cake. So here’s the recipe for you!

Red Devil’s Food Cake

1 & 1/2 c. flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

4 tbsp butter or margarine

1 c sugar

2 eggs

1/2 c. sour milk/buttermilk

1/2 c. boiling water

2 squares baking chocolate

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. vanilla

Sift flour once, measure. Add baking powder and salt. and sift together. Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar gradually and cream together until light and fluffy.

Add eggs and beat vigorously. Add flour alternately with milk, a small amount at a time.

Beat after each addition until smooth. Add water to chocolate, mixing quickly. Add sodas and stir until thick. Add to cake batter, mixing thoroughly. Add vanilla.

Bake in moderate oven (I’m guessing she meant around 375 degrees) for 25 minutes.


(From my grandma’s 1938 cookbook)