Chocolate cake recipe


There is nothing easier than making a deep depression cake. A cake that dates back to the Great Depression, it's easy to make, moist, inexpensive, and incredibly flavorful. Made without butter, eggs, or milk, this cake was inspired during the Great Depression.

We made this depression cake today, with chocolate buttercream frosting. Tasty! We added almond extract to the cake and frosting as well as vanilla. I am amazed at how moisturizing and lathering it is.

Even though the deep depression cake started during the Great Depression, that doesn't mean it's still unpopular today. This cake has been a classic for years, and for good reason. This cake is very easy. It only requires the pan in which you are going to cook and a fork. It couldn't be easier. The ingredients are very cheap.

This cake was create during the Great Depression. The cake is made without butter, eggs & milk. Since it was difficult for many families to get enough food, dessert was a treat. Making it as cheap as possible.

If you want to freeze this Depression-era chocolate cake, it's easy to do. Once the cake has cooled, you can cut it into pieces. You can freeze whole cake or individual tranches. You can freeze the cake frosted or not. If you are going to make a frozen cake, you may want to freeze it on a plate before wrapping it. This will prevent the icing from sticking to the plastic wrap.


+For cake:

°1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

°1 cup of sugar

°1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

°1/2 teaspoon salt

°1 teaspoon of baking soda

°1 teaspoon vanilla

°1 teaspoon white vinegar

°1/3 cup vegetable oil

°1 cup of water


°2 tablespoons of butter

°1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

°1 cup powdered sugar

°1 tablespoon of milk (or cream)

°1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

*How to make chocolate cake for depression:

Combined flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.

In another bowl, mix vanilla, vinegar, oil and water. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until completely combined and there are no lumps left.

Pour the batter into a greased 8x8 square pan.

Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow cake to cool totally before decorating.

++How to make ice cream:

Melt the butter in a small saucepan (or in the microwave using a microwave-safe dish). Add cocoa powder to the mixture until it forms a thick paste.

Transfering the chocolate mixture to a medium mixing bowl. Using the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.

Once the ingredients are mixed, turn the mixer on medium-high speed and beat for about 5 minutes, until the frosting is smooth and creamy. Spread over cooled cake.

Enjoy !

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