NANA’S DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE

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Cake:

2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup cocoa

2 cups sugar

1 cup oil

1 cup milk

1 cup coffee – cooled but not cold

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting:

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

3T heavy whipping cream, half and half, or milk

456g powdered sugar

1/2 t salt

1 T vanilla extract

Cake:

Preheat oven to 325°. Grease and line with parchment two round pans or one 9×13 pan.

Sift all dry ingredients and then slowly folding into wet.

Test at 50 minutes with a toothpick for doneness.

Frosting:

With the paddle attachment to the mixer, combine butter and salt.

Sift the powdered sugar and add to the butter in batches, scraping down the sides of the bowl frequently.

Add the vanilla and the cream or milk. Beat on high until fluffy.

If the frosting is too thick, beat in a little more cream.

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