Red Devil's Food Cake

1 1/2 c flour, plus 2 Tbs

1 1/2 c sugar

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 c cocoa

1/2 c butter, softened

1 c milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

2 drops of red food coloring

1. Heat oven to 350.

2. Sift dry ingredients into mixer bowl. Add butter, milk and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add each egg and beat after each addition. Add food coloring.

3. Bake 30-45 minutes (depending on pan used).

Seven Minute Frosting

From: Anne McRae

2 egg whites

1 1/2 c sugar

2 tsp light corn syrup

1/3 c water

1 tsp vanilla

1. Beat eggs through syrup in the top of a double boiler. Place over boiling water. Add sugar and water and continue beating with a rotary beater for 7 minutes. Frosting should be thick and hold shape well.

2. Remove from boiling water. Add vanilla and continue beating until stiff.

Notes: Covers 2 layers of cake or 2 doz cupcakes