Aunt Caroline's Dixieland Recipes/Cakes/Devil’s Food Cake

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Two eggs,
Two cups of brown sugar,
One cup of butter,
One cup of buttermilk,
Three cups of flour,
Half cake of melted chocolate,
One and one-half tablespoons of cinnamon,
One teaspoon of cloves,
One teaspoon of allspice,
One teaspoon of soda dissolved in half cup of boiling water.

Cream butter and sugar and add to well beaten eggs, next add milk, melted chocolate, flour beaten in lightly, vanilla and spices, and lastly the boiling water and soda. Bake in layer tins and moderate oven.