Red Devil's Food Cake

This is from a mimeographed flyer, we think from 4-H. The directions will make a heart-shaped red velvet cake for Valentine's Day.

Cream shortening and 1 cup of the sugar till light. Add vanilla, and egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift together dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with cold water, beating after each addition.

Beat egg whites till soft peaks form, gradually add cup sugar, beating till stiff peaks form. Fold into batter, blend well.

Bake in greased pans (1 square, 1 round) at 350 for 3540 minutes.

Cut the round cake in half. Position the halves on two adjacent sides of the square cake to make a heart shape.

diagram of heart-shaped cake

Jill adds: Ice with a pink-tinted cream cheese or butter cream icing.

Source: Grace's recipe file