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Friday, March 22, 2013

A Vintage Birthday Cake

It's Joe's 77th birthday today. Birthdays make him full of doom and gloom and I try to brighten his day by being positive and showing him how much I love and appreciate him. Although he said no birthday cake...(whoever heard of a birthday without birthday cake?) I went to the kitchen to make him a cake.Since he is all about the past...I decided to make him a Vintage Crazy Cake. This cake was made during the depression using no eggs, no butter, and no milk....also no electric mixer.  The use of white vinegar and the baking soda does the magic in the pan. Here's the easy recipe for this moist, chocolaty, rich cake.

3 c flour sifted with 2 c sugar, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp. b. soda, and 1/2 c cocoa. Sift these into a 9X13 ungreased pan. Make 3 wells in the flour mixture. Pour 3/4 c oil into one, 2 tbs white vinegar into one, 2tsp vanilla into the last one. Pour 2c cold water over it all and using a whisk...mix it up well.. getting into the corners of the pan so no flour is seen.Bake at 350 for 30-40 min. Frost when cooled or just dust with p. sugar.

This cake is not only easy to make, but it is fudgy and moist and keeps well.


marlu said...

I think we called this Wacky Cake!
I have the recipe from my mom.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday to your Joe.

Enjoy the cake.


One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Another Happy Birthday
to your Joe.
Never heard of this cake
and looks so easy...

Blondie's Journal said...

This cake sounds just wonderful, I'm going to try it! Happy Birthday to Joe, I'm sure this cheered him up!


Zoey said...

Happy Birthday, Joe! The cake sounds easy and looks rich and chocolatey. I made have to try it.

Lona said...

Well Happy, happy birthday Joe!!
Oh I had forgotten all about that cake. Thanks for bringing back to memory. Have a lovely weekend and I hope you do not get much snow.

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

Happy Birthday to Joe!! This cake made me hungry!!! Yummy, yummy. I'll take a piece with a big glass of cold milk!