Wacky Depression Era Cake

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Serves: 8
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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

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Lillian Russo Recipe
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Long Island, NY
Lilliancooks
Member Since Jul 2010
Lillian's notes for this recipe:
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!
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Directions

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!

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user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Aug 7, 2011
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user Nelda Carnley BamaNama - Aug 7, 2011
This looks great and easy, I will definitely cook it.
user Nancy R Robeyone - Aug 7, 2011
Thanks for the post Lillian!!!! My Mom made this all the time back in the day!!!!!!
user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Aug 7, 2011
You won't be disappointed Nelda! Its so very good...but I should mention that it doesn't taste as good when its warm! Much better cold and even great the next day! I had a piece for breakfast! =)

Hi Nancy! So you know how good this is already! =)
user Karla Everett Karla59 - Aug 7, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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