Friday, October 31, 2008

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

Sorry guys. I've been out of town for the last few days and away from the computer so this post had a few glitches that I didn't find out about until today. So if you want to go ahead and link up now, go for it!

My husband mentioned Depression Cake when he guest posted for me last week and WOW did you guys ever flood me with e-mail requests! It's called Depression Cake because of it's thrifty ingredient butter which made it popular in the 1920's during the Great Depression. And it's so incredibly moist and simple and cheap that it's our go-to cake when we are having a dessert craving. So here you go. You're going to love it.

Depression Cake

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon vinegar

4 teaspoons cocoa

6 tablespoons of oil

Mix all ingredients together until combined. Pour into an 9 inch sqare pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This cake is better cooled. It seems to get even more moist as it cools and is even better the next day. We cut it into 9 squares. It needs NO frosting.

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WendyDarling said...

Seems to be working now, Gayle. :-) Thank you.

The cake sounds wonderful! I'm definitely going to try it. ;-)

makeyourhomesing said...

My mom has a cookbook that also has depression stew and also soup, I think. I love your blog and gave you an award on my blog!

Lisa B. said...

This recipe will go into my recipe box. I love recipes from the depression era!

ConservaChick said...

I make this cake all the time! My recipe calls for frosting too. It's a small tub of Cool Whip and a small box of chocolate pudding~ mixed. It's my daughter's favorite cake.

Elizabeth said...

I am super excited to try this cake. If we didn't have so much Halloween candy I would make it today!

Elliott Mom said...

I have this recipe but it's called Crazy Cake. It came in handy for my daughter's birthday - she was allergic to soy and milk until just recently. A great recipe!

Andrea said...

Love your site!

karen608 said...

Just saw this: ooh how handy when I am out of milk and eggs.