Wacky Cake VIII – Otherwise known as Depression Cake
This cake is made without milk or eggs and is moist, dark and delicious. A brain child of the depression era when ingenious cooks developed a cake that could be made without expensive and scarce ingredients. By Mary Knipe
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Step 2
Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into an 8×8 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three depressions. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour water over all, and stir well with fork.
- Step 3
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.
Nutrition Facts – Per Serving:
225 calories; 8.7 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 243 mg sodium. 35.5 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; Full Nutrition
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