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Devil's Food Cake
Eva Ester White Moncelle

McLean County, Illinois
(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup cold water
2 teaspoons soda

Mix above ingredients together and let stand.

1 3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter (oleo)
2 eggs beaten
3/4 cup sour milk
2 1/2 cups sifted flour

Cream butter and sugar
Add eggs
Then milk and flour alternately
Add vanilla

(Eva's Note: This will make 1 large loaf 9 x 13 x 2)

(Transcriber Notes: I know that my Aunt Ruth never asked for a recipe unless she really loved the results, and this one, marked "Aunt Eva's Recipe", showed definite signs of wear.)

Eva was born on 2 Feb 1893 in Martin Township, McLean County, Illinois to Lewis and Elsie Neihart White. She married Rudolph "Rudy" Moncelle (son of Charles and Emma Grove Moncelle) on 24 Feb 1914 and settled on a farm in Colfax, Lawndale Township, McLean County, Illinois. They had three children and lived in Colfax until after 1920, when the family moved to Chenoa, McLean County, Illinois. Eva passed away in July 1964.

[Moncelle Family Records]


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