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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.
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    Yes, please post. Very interested with a cake without the eggs and butter.

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    My sis seems to think it was called Hot Milk Cake instead of depression cake, om gosh I'm thoroughly confused. Shall we try this, yes lets please do lol, thanks all so very much

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    Well, I'd sure like to "watch" this thread w/o having to post to it -- but no such simple thing as "watch" to click on
    anymore! What the devil does 'subscribe' mean? Is it the same thing as the old "watch"? Tried 'subscribing' to two
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    ww11 and depression cake are one and the same.

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    Here's the recipe that I have:
    Poor Man's Cake
    2 cups water
    1 cup raisins
    Cook together for a few minutes to plump raisins
    Save 3/4 cup of juice for dough

    Cream together:
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1/4 cup butter or margarine
    Add 1 egg to creamed mix. Add reserved juice.

    Sift together:
    2 cups flour
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp. nutmeg
    1/2 tsp. salt
    Add to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins.
    Bake in a 10" x 15" baking sheet at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

    Frosting
    1 cup powdered sugarand enough orange juice to make spreadable. Spread on hot cake.

    I never made this cake. The recipe came from my aunt, who would have been 100 years old this year.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by postal packin' mama View Post
    What the devil does 'subscribe' mean? Is it the same thing as the old "watch"?
    Yes! ... subscribe does the job that the old watch did.
    Patience .... we've all had to practice a little of this as we learn and adapt to the changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    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.
    I wish you would post the recipe.
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    All the recipes are sure tempting to try.
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    GREAT DEPRESSION CAKE

    Read more about it at http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,176,...252193,00.html
    Content Copyright 2011 Cooks.com - All rights reserved.

    2 c. sugar
    1 c. black coffee
    2 c. raisins
    1 apple, peeled & grated
    1 stick butter
    2 c. flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1 c. chopped walnuts
    1 tsp. each cinnamon, ground cloves, allspice & nutmeg

    Bring raisins to boil and rinse. In large saucepan simmer first five ingredients 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Blend together other ingredients and stir into wet ingredients. Pour into well greased and floured 13"x9" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in middle. Better second day. Very moist cake and needs no icing.

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    depression cake

    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.
    Try looking on cooks.com. They have many recipes for depression cake.......Good Luck.

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    Try looking on Cooks.com. They have many recipes for depression cake. Good Luck!

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    What kind of flour?
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