I have been reading and seeing couple of these Depression Cake
and wanted to try my hand at making it myself. I previously had made some one bowl cakes and self serving cakes, this is with more quantity of flour. The original depression cake was created during the depression period of World War 1, and it was quickly made without Eggs, Milk or Butter. I recently saw this on TipHero and is adapted from it.
The cake is very moist and can be eaten just as such. However I went ahead added a frosting myself. I made the mistake of reducing the sugar to 3.4 cup instead of a cup. With the frosting the sweetness was fine for me, however if you are not frosting it, you will need a cup of sugar. Plus kids invariable like it more sweet. Still I found my kids enjoying it.
For the final day of chocolate theme, enjoy this Wacky Cake.
Sending this to Kalyani, who is guest hosting my Kids Delight Event, themed on Chocolate
Crazy Cake Recipe
Flour - 1 & 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder - 3 to 4 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt a pinch
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Cooking Oil - 5 tbsp
Water: 1 cup, plus 2 tbsp (if needed)
How to make the Cake
Preheat oven to 185 C.
In a baking tray, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar together.
Make three depression; add vanilla essesnce, oil, vinegar.
Pour water over it. Mix well until smooth. Depending on the consistency add little more water.
Bake for 30 mins in preheated oven or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Top with chocolate frosting, else serve as such.
Dark Chocolate Chip - 1/2 cup
Milk Chocolate compond - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Cream - 1/2 cup
MW all the ingredients starting with a min and cream well.
Pour this over the baked chocolate, let it sit for sometime.
Slice into pieces
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