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    Junior Member patchitpat's Avatar
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    looking for recipe for depression cake

    My grandmother used to make this and we ate it right from the oven, but I can't find the recipe. Does anyone have it or have you heard of it? I did a google search but its just not the right one. I wanted to make one with my daughter, thankyou in advane.

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    check out the WWll cake here on the site. is that it?

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    Mom always made Poor Man's Cake - named because it used no eggs or milk. Google that you will find several. My mom added gum drops to the recipe and it is our tradition at Christmas time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    check out the WWll cake here on the site. is that it?
    The recipe posted the other day was called "War Cake".

    Though, I bet if you googled, you'd find lots of variations of what you're looking for!
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    Just spotted the original thread ... here's the link!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/recipes-f8/war-cake-wwii-recipe-t169745.html
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    My Depression Cake Recipe

    1 1/2 C. Flour
    1/4 C cocoa
    1/2 t. salt
    1 C water
    1 t. vanilla
    1 C sugar
    1 t. baking soda
    5 T veg. oil
    1 T vinegar

    Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda & salt in large bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar & vanilla. Stir with spoon, just until batter is smooth. Pour into greased and floured 9 in. pan. Bake at 350 for 30-40 min. Cool and frost as desired.

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    I appreciate all of the responses, however thats just not it, it was made with hot milk almost to the scalding point and when the cake comes out of the oven it has a self frosting on it. I appreciate the answers, really I do, I'm still looking.

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    helloi

    Quote Originally Posted by patchitpat View Post
    My grandmother used to make this and we ate it right from the oven, but I can't find the recipe. Does anyone have it or have you heard of it? I did a google search but its just not the right one. I wanted to make one with my daughter, thankyou in advane.
    i have one that is eggless milkless n butterless if u think that is it send me a PM

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    Last edited by Up North; 12-08-2011 at 08:21 AM.

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    LadyRebel ... you've peaked my interest, with it being without eggs, milk and butter. And I'm sure that many others would like to see the recipe too.

    Would you please consider posting it for us all to enjoy?
    Please? and Thanks!
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    This is from the Ladies Aid group 1942 Methodist Church International Falls Minnesota
    Boiled Raisin Cake or Poor Man's Cake
    2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup lard pinch of salt 1 cup raisins
    2 cup hot water 1/2 cup butter 1 tsp cloves 1 tsp cinnamon

    Boil 1 minute. Take off flame and add 2 tsp baking soda. Let cool and add 3 cups flour. Bake in moderate oven.
    Great Grandma, Mrs. J. Valentine My mother used to add candied fruit during the holidays for a mock fruit cake. I believe it baked for about 1 hour. Hope this helps you.
    Caren.

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