Depression Cake

>> Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chocolate Crazy, Wacky, Depression Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup water

Spray an 8 x8 inch pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together.  Add the wet ingredients. Stir until well combined.  Pour into prepard 8×8 pan.

OR if you want to get "Wacky"

Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.

Bake the cake for 30 minutes, or until it springs back when touched lightly, or until a cake tester comes out clean which ever is your prefered cake testing doneness method.

Allow to cool completely before serving.  Top with powdered sugar or frost as desired.

This is the frosting I made, it's pretty sweet.

Chocolate Frosting

1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup butter

In a large glass measuring cup, warm milk in microwave.  Mine took 45 seconds.  Add cocoa and powdered sugar.  Stir to combine.  Put back in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir in vanilla and butter 1 tablespoon at a time.  This should thicken up the frosting slightly.  This isn't a thick frosting.  But it did thicken slightly when cooled.

You could also do this in a saucepan, just Combine milk, cocoa, and sugar in a saucepan, bring to a simmer, and cook until combined about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla, beat until spreading consistency.



Jill May 14, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

This looks delicious...and I am really craving chocolate right now! I love to cook but am not much of a baker, but maybe I'll try it and let you know how it turned out! My family will love you for it!

Saw that you just started your blog and am your first follower!(I only have 3)... Good luck and have fun. Have a wonderful weekend :)


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