May 19, 2020 – National Devil’s Food Cake Day | National May Ray Day

Transcript for May 19th

Welcome to May 19th, 2020 as we bridge the social distance on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate having your cake and catching some rays.  More after the break from Anna Devere.

No one is quite sure where the name “Devil’s Food Cake” came from.  They are lighter and moister than other chocolate cakes and if that’s a sin then call me beyond redemption because I wouldn’t have my cake any other way.  One of the first recipe’s for this roguish delight appeared in the 1898 edition of the Hagerstown Exponent of Hagerstown, Indiana. Maybe it’s the boiling water in the list of ingredients or the way women swooned over the results, but someone back then thought the whole thing controversial. On National Devil’s Food Cake Day celebrate being naughty with a treat that doesn’t actually make you sell your soul.

Marlo: You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay, or you can call…

Anna: Marlo, what is that?  I’ve heard that before.

Marlo: You can call me Faye, or you can call me..,

Anna: No, I mean, isn’t that a comedy bit by what’s his name.

Marlo: I don’t know what you’re talking about.  It’s National May Ray Day,

           so I am heading outside to catch some sun rays.

Anna: So I’m supposed to call you Ray today?

Marlo: (pause) Sure.

Anna: Hey, Ray.  What’s coming up tomorrow?

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