Monday, March 15, 2010

Depression Cake

This is a family favorite that has been passed down for generations. "Depression" cake, because it does not require fresh eggs or milk. My great-great grandmother, great-grandmother, grandmother and mother all made this recipe a lot growing up. I like it because it is so extremely moist, you don't need frosting if you so desire. (Of course, since I was taking this to a church dinner, not only did I use frosting, but I sprinkled powdered sugar over my Pampered Chef stencils.)

2 C sugar
2 3/4 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp cocoa powder
2 C hot water
10 tbsp cooking oil
2 tsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla

Mix all dry ingredients in mixing bowl; set aside. In separate mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients and stir gently to mix. Pour into dry ingredients. Beat on MED until well mixed. Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake @ 350, 30-35 min or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

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