Wacky Depression Era Cake

Lillian Russo Recipe

By Lillian Russo Lilliancooks

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!


Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves:
8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

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