Can You Lure The Jersey Devil With Cake?

Interestingly enough, a reader sent in this comment in regards to our article, "Is the Jersey Devils Range Increasing?"

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"Heyy,

My name is Victoria and I am starting a report on the JD (Jersey Devil) also known as the MLD (The Mother Leeds Devil)...People say when you make the Jersey Devil Cake and put it in your yard the Jersey Devil might come. I also had a chat with some psychics about this, who are familiar with the matter, and they agree.

Here is the recipe: THE JERSEY DEVIL CAKE

Cake
3/4 cup boiling water
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup margarine
3 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups brown sugar

Icing
1/4 pound margarine
3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
3 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 cup evaporated milk

To make cake: Pour boiling water over chocolate. Stir over low heat until smooth and thick. Cool. Sift together flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Cream shortening with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Blend in chocolate and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and milk alternately, beating after each addition. Pour into well-greased 9-inch pans. Bake in 350-degree oven 30 minutes.

To make icing: Blend butter, chocolate and vanilla. Add sugar alternately with evaporated milk until smooth. Add milk until spreadable.

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