Our holiday break has begun! Currently, we are happily lounging in our jams wondering what to do with all this free time! As you can probably tell from the last two posts we are not only lounging a lot lately but also eating a lot lately! Tis the season, right? Because if I didn’t stuff myself now I wouldn’t have a New Year’s Resolution for a healthier diet come January 1st. That’s my justification anyway!
What we love to snack on most during this time of the year are desserts. Our favorite snack is a cake recipe that was passed down to me from my mother. As the story goes, during the depression eggs and butter were hard to come by so my great grandmother made this cake from ingredients off the pantry shelf. It is a very dense/chocolatey /heavy cake. We’ve named it Depression Cake not only because of it’s historical background but also because we’ve joked that it cures depression!
3 cups of flour
2/3 cup of cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 cups warm water
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vinegar
2/3 cup oil
(optional - we add 1/3 cup of Hershey’s syrup-which contains milk-and 4 teaspoons of raspberry extract)
Mix ingredients all at once and bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes in two greased and floured 8 inch round pans.
Frost when it is completely cool or eat it warm with fudge sauce!