Chocolate Depression Cake

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Chocolate Depression Cake

Chocolate Depression Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: all purpose flour, Cakes, cocoa, sugar, white vinegar
Servings: 8 slices

Equipment

  • 8" square pan
  • whisk
  • toothpick

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups 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
  • butter for pan
  • chocolate frosting of your choice
  • rainbow sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square 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. Cool completely.
  • Frost the cake with your choice of chocolate frosting. Optional; sprinkle rainbow sprinkles on top.

Notes

Times are approximate
Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Depression Cake
Amount per Serving
Calories
284
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
4
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
296
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
81
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
45
g
15
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
25
g
28
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
44
mcg
5
%
Calcium
 
10
mg
1
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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