Wacky Chocolate Depression Cake

Cassie *


This is a dense, but very moist cake, and so easy to make. It's not overpowering with chocolate.

Fluffy frosting mixes up in seconds. Change up the pudding in the frosting to your liking. I used vanilla tonight.

Mix all in one bowl, and no eggs.

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★★★★★ 8 votes
12 - 15
15 Min
40 Min


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3 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
6 Tbsp
baking cocoa
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
2 c
2/3 c
vegetable oil
2 tsp
2 tsp
vanilla extract


1 c
1 pkg
(3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix - or whatever flavor you prefer
(8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

How to Make Wacky Chocolate Depression Cake


  • 1In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Beat on medium for 1 minute.
  • 2Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3For frosting, in a bowl, beat the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Beat in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Refrigerate leftovers.

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About Wacky Chocolate Depression Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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