Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Generational Chocolate Cake

Good Afternoon dear readers,  here's is the third recipe from "The do or diner series".  Originally it was called a wacky cake but I did some research on this cake.  This recipe was handed down from generations to generations and first appeared during the depression.  This is were homemakers had to get creative in making their baked goods because their was no milk and eggs.  To get a chemical reaction in the cake they used vinegar and baking soda.  I was really surprised you can't taste the vinegar at all, nothing but chocolatey goodness. I was intrigued because the murder mystery talked about it being a regional cake.  I'm from the pacific coast and had never heard of it.  Anyone else here of a wacky cake.  If you haven't checked out the murder mystery its a really good story dealing with family, history and of course murder.  I've adapted this recipe to fit my families needs.  Oh almost forgot this recipe is perfect for those of you who are allergic to eggs and milk.  Hope you enjoy it please hit the yumm button on the side bar thank you.


2 2/3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vinegar
2 cups water

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes

Mix dry ingredients in mixing bowl i.e. flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda.  Pour into ungreased  9 x 13 baking pan.  Make 3 deep depressions be careful Conor had the oil spill out a little.
First depression put 2 tsp vanilla.  Second depression put 2/3 cup vegetable oil. Third depression put 
2 tsp vinegar.  Pour 2 cups water over everything and mix well with a fork. Then bake in oven until done. You can sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Here's the link to the other blog post about Do or Diner Mystery Recipes.

Post a Comment