Posted Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 by Barry

Hot Stuff (1957) 1

Finally, a day for the sass we want in our food. May 19 is traditionally National Devil’s Food Cake Day. A day to celebrate the heavenly decadence that tantalizes our tastebuds.

While the origins of this darker dessert are under investigation, it does share the calendar with such desserts as Ice Cream Cake Day, Devil Dog Day, Lemon Cupcake Day, Cake Day, Chocolate Cake Day and Angel Food Cake Day.

Hot Stuff (1957) 1

Hot Stuff (1957) 1

Representing is Hot Stuff the Little Devil.

Warren Kremer found a home for his creation at Harvey Comics. With trusty trident and asbestos diaper, Hot Stuff has been a staple of the four-color (under)world since 1957. In his heyday, the pint-sized demon had eight comic book titles bearing his moniker.

He would also provide back up stories for other titular Harvey characters.

His last comic book appearance was in 2009 with Casper the Friendly Ghost and Wendy the Good Witch in a three-issue mini entitled Casper and the Spectrals.

Most recently he guested on The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror XXV in 2014.

One of the earliest recipes for Devil’s Food cake appeared in the Aug. 10, 1898 edition of the Hagerstown Exponent of Hagerstown, IN. This devilish delight differs from other cakes in that the coloring tends to be darker and the constancy moister. Devil’s Food cake recipes use hot or boiling water as the primary liquid. Cocoa is typically used in the batter, as opposed to chocolate. Top with a tasty frosting.

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