Chocolate Depression Cake

Back in the Depression, a lot of ingredients were hard to come by. Dessert was a treat so people came up with inexpensive ways to make those treats. Well here is one of those recipes 🙂 This cake has No Eggs, No Milk, and No butter, and it’s absolutely delicious!

Chocolate Depression Cake

What you need

1 and 1/2 cups of flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup of water
Chocolate Frosting of your choice

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 pan well with cooking spray.

In the pan, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

Whisk lightly with a fork or small whisk to combine.

Make two small wells on the sides and 1 large well in the middle of the dry ingredients.

Pour the vinegar and vanilla into the small wells then pour the oil in the big well, if they spill over the wells that’s perfectly okay.
Pour the water over the top and whisk again to combine thoroughly.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool completely.
Fost and Enjoy 🙂

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Lisa Walker

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