Shaker Bakers

Shaker Bakers

Weekly vintage recipes posted from the Soup's On! 10th Anniversary Village Garden Club Cook Book. This book was printed and published in 1940 to raise funds for the memorial rock at the Cherry Grove.

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This Week's Recipe

Devil's Food Cake

This week's vintage recipe is a family favorite, Devil's Food Cake with decadent frosting!



  • 1&1/4 Cup Light brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 2 eggs beaten

  • (Cream these together before combining the following)

  • 1 Cup Milk

  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda

  • 2 Cups Flour

  • 2 Squares Bakers Chocolate melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 9 Tablespoons brown sugar

  • 6 Tablespoons Heavy Cream

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter

Instructions: Boil 2 minutes, add confectioner's sugar until thick enough to spread.

- Dorothy Abbott