Aunt Esther's Favorite Cake

Helene Lopes

By
@Gypsyrita

I have been making this cake since the dinosaur days. I like it because it is easy, delicious and mixes in the pan used to bake. I clipped this recipe from the SNPJ newspaper around 1975.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
9
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
flour
1/3 c
cocoa powder
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
vinegar
5 Tbsp
melted shortening (oil, ok)
1 c
warm water
cool whip frosting
caramel sauce
or 10x sugar and a paper doily

Step-By-Step

1Use one pan (8X8) ungreased, the pan in which you are going to bake the cake .
2Sift into pan the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt and baking soda.
3Add the vinegar, vanilla and melted shortening.
4Pour warm water over all.
5Beat well, using a fork to clean the corners of the pan.
6Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until cake springs back or toothpick is clean.
7Let cake cool and then frost or use the 10x and the doily.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #easy, #pan