Well, all that dialogue in the last post has made me quite hungry. Everyone who knows me will tell you I have more than one sweet tooth. Bill has really inspired me to rethink me habits, and consider name-calling as an evangelistic “technique”. As a dry run, I’ll probably just start with snarky sarcasm, as it has served me quite well in the past, if only to avoid growing hopeless. No, I’m joking. I won’t really go down that road too far.
I’d like to thank all the people who posted, and others who may join in later, and of course all who visited just to read, chuckle, or wipe the tears away as they realized the state of Christianity, or remembered being treated badly by Christians.
So, after all this you might be wondering, as I have been, what on earth, or what in hell, do children of the devil eat? I mean primarily (besides sulfur, of course). It’s really the burning question, isn’t it? Well, the answer has been right in front of most of us all along. Cake. Devil’s food cake.
I found this recipe in Bill’s underwear drawer, but trust me, he’ll deny the whole thing to his grave.
I’ll rename the recipe here as-
Bill’s Children of the Devil’s Food Cake
This recipe is down right sinful. Holy Rollers, God-fearers, and agnostics alike will agree, if you like chocolate, and fudge, this will be your guilty pleasure.
The following is a recipe for devil’s food cake with cocoa and fudge frosting, not the picture shown which came from here.
I’ll just finish off with one more thing. Let’s enjoy each other, enjoy this beautiful world, and enjoy God. Let’s act and be beautiful to each other. Life is too short to waste on things that take away from God’s gifts.
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Time for CAKE!
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups milk, scalded
- 2 cups cake flour, sifted or stirred before measuring
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
Grease two 9-inch layer cake pans and line bottoms with wax paper. Grease wax paper. Sift the cocoa with 1/3 cup sugar; pour into the milk gradually; stir until well blended. Set aside to cool. Sift together flour, remaining 1 cup sugar, soda, and salt. Add shortening and half of the cooled cocoa and milk mixture. Beat at medium speed of an electric hand-held mixer. Add eggs, vanilla, and remaining cocoa and milk mixture. continue beating for about 2 minutes, scraping bowl with a spatula occasionally. Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes; turn out on racks and peel off paper. Cool and frost devil’s food cake as desired.
Chocolate fudge frosting recipe is cooked to a fudge consistency.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 3 squares (3 ounces) unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, milk, and chocolate; stir to blend well. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture forms a very soft ball when a small amount is dropped into cold water, or about 232° on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat; add butter without stirring. Set aside and let cool until bottom of pan is lukewarm, about 1 hour. Add vanilla and beat until frosting is creamy and just begins to hold its shape. Spread quickly on cake before frosting hardens. Makes about 2 cups.
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