Friday, January 22, 2010

In The Kitchen at Sweet Magnolias Farm...

In The Kitchen at...
Sweet Magnolias Farm

Do you love chocolate ?

Oh how we love chocolate here at Sweet Magnolias Farm ... I think we would pass on diamonds for a good piece of chocolate.

A few weeks back ..Abbey and I wanted something yummy, chocolate and homemade ..she decided to try a vintage recipe from her "Betty Crockers" Picture Cook Book ...and boy did she ever hit a "Home Run."

Yesterday she made it for a second time and I don't know how she could improve on the first time ..but she did ...I was singing "I'm in heaven" the whole way through eating it ...

Below are some pictures of it enjoy ...and following the recipe so you can make and enjoy it for yourself.

From Pg. 132 of the Betty Crocker Cook Book

Black Midnight Devils Food Cake.

1. Grease and Flour a 9x13 Cake pan

2. Cream Together Until Fluffy:

2/3 Cup Butter ( Real Butter NOT margarine)
(Abbey substituted Butter for Shortening which we liked better)
1-2/3 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs

Blend Together:

2/3 Cup Cocoa
1-1/3 Cups Cold Water

Sift Together:

2 Cups Sifted Flour
1/3 Teaspoon baking Powder
1-1/4 Teaspoon Soda
1 Teaspoon salt

Stir in Alternately:

Cocoa-Water Mixture

Bake at 350 degrees 35 to 45 minutes.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Place 3 cups Powdered Sugar and 6 tablespoons of Butter in a mixing Bowl ...
Use Whole Milk, Evaporated Milk or Cream approx 1/4 cup and Warm
Add to the Sugar and Butter intermitently while mixing with electric mixer until desired consistency is achieved.


If you love Chocolate ...I promise you'll love this cake ...and what makes it better is it's homemade ..this cake has such a wonderful consistency ..not anything like the boxed cakes that come out spongy ..this is so light and fluffy and just "Heavenly" !!!

Enjoy ...Dear Kindred Friends


  1. Oh Sara this looks so good!
    I LOVE chocolate cake with white frosting. ~Just finished copying it and adding it to my recipe file! Thanks so much for sharing. Love trying new recipes, especially from KINDRED FRIENDS!

    I really like the light in your photo! The little lantern!!!
    Happy Monday! May it be filled with warm, sweet chocolate!!!

  2. The cake looks so good!!! Thanks for sharing. I tried to join as a follower, but it would not allow at this time. I will try back later.

  3. Oooh la la!!! How yummy is that!!??!! Looks delicious. I am a chocoholic and it is nice to know Im not alone. Would like to try out this receipe. Thanks so much for sharing. God bless. Cathy


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