Deep Depression Cake:
There is nothing easier to make than a Deep Depression Cake. A cake that dates back to the Great Depression, it is easy to make, a moist and inexpensive cake that has an amazing flavor. Made without butter, eggs or milk, this cake was inspired during the Great Depression.
- 1 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
- 1/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 cup Water
- Chocolate Frosting of your choice
- Rainbow Sprinkles optional
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease an 13x9 pan with butter.
In the greased pan, combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
Whisk lightly with a fork or small whisk to combine.
Make two small wells on the sides and 1 large well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
Pour the vinegar and vanilla into the small wells then pour the oil in the big well, if they spill over the wells that's perfectly okay.
Pour the water over the top and whisk again to combine thoroughly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Frost the cake with your choice of chocolate frosting. Our 5-Minute Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is wonderful with this cake!
Optional; sprinkle rainbow sprinkles on top.
Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg