Lillian Russo Recipe

Wacky Depression Era Cake

By Lillian Russo Lilliancooks


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8
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Lillian's Story

I found this recipe on a cooking site, posted by a member named Helene P. I tried this recipe and loved it! Its made with simple ingredients. The wacky part is that it contains white vinegar and no milk or eggs...but don't let that scare you because this is one of the best chocolate cakes I ever tasted! Its moist and fluffy! I know there are many of these recipes posted on this site, but none of them had the exact same measurements as this one! Plus I love the ganache too! I'm adding my photo!

Ingredients

this recipe makes a single cake. to make a layered cake, double the recipe and pour into 2 seperate 9 inch baking pans
1 1/2 c
unsifted all purpose flour
1 c
sugar
1/4 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking soda...not baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
water
2/3 c
corn oil
1 Tbsp
white vinegar...or apple cider vinegar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
CHOCOLATE GANACHE INGREDIENTS:
8 oz
chocolate chips
4 Tbsp
non dairy creamer (liquid) i used coffeemate french vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Mix all dry ingredients together.
3
Then add in all wet ingredients and mix til well combined.
4
Pour into a greased and floured 9 inch cake pan.
5
Bake on middle rack for about 30-35 minutes or til toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
7
TO MAKE GANACHE...
Heat the chocolate chips and non dairy creamer in a saucepan on med/low heat, stirring constantly til melted and smooth.
8
Then flip the cooled cake, upside down, onto a platter.
9
Pour the warm chocolate ganache over the top of cake.
10
Serve chilled!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #easy, #Wacky

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49 Comments

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Bonnie Beck sailboat
Feb 25, 2013
I remember being in school and our cafeteria always had chocolate wacky cake on the menu at lunch. It's was always delicious and moist.
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Laurie Sanders rhinemaidens3
Aug 17, 2011
The frosting kind of soaks into the cake a little and makes is super moist. It is especially good warm. :)
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Lillian Russo Lilliancooks
Aug 17, 2011
Yes, I feel the same way Beth! I always say...so many recipes, so little time! I wish I could just cook ALL day long! But I don't have enough people to feed everything to though! lol!

Please let us know what recipes your trying, from JAP, in the 'Whats Cookin Today' group!
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Beth M. BakinTime
Aug 17, 2011
You're on my "favorites" list now, and if I had time I would make all 503 recipes I've saved, and check out all recipes by MY FAVORITE COOKS! This winter perhaps.....I will not be bored that's for sure, now that I have JAP friends! :)
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Lillian Russo Lilliancooks
Aug 17, 2011
...just to 'try' Laurie's frosting recipe! lol!