Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Simple Dessert: Chocolate Cake

Alanna and I found this recipe one afternoon when we didn't have eggs in the house.  This cake was popular during the great depression because of the few staple ingredients it requires.  I added the frosting, but I'm sure the cake would still taste great without it.  I absolutely love cooking with the younger kids, and Alanna {and the others} are learning while having fun! 

3 c. all purpose flour
2 c. white sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 c. vegetable oil
2 T. distilled white vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. cold water

Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. 

Glaze/ Frosting
6 T. cocoa
4 T. butter, melted
1 3/4 c. powdered sugar
6 T. warm water
1 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter. Add all other ingredients. Stir until well mixed and smooth. Add more water if you want it thinner at this point. Spread on top of cake. Enjoy!

 "Man shall not live by bread alone, 
but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
{Matthew 4:4b}


Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm! That cake looks good!
And if I had a nose that could smell 1400 Miles, I'm sure it would smell good also! :) :)

Colin Limbeek

Morgan Family said...

Hey Colin!
Haha! Great to hear from you. Wish we could send you a piece. =)
We miss you!