Friday, January 21, 2011

Eggless Chococlate Cake

I saw a recipe in the paper, and it reminded me of depression-era and WW2-era cakes. This one uses no eggs, so it makes me think of my grandmother, who was allergic to eggs. (She'd do all kinds of funny things, like partially melt ice cream, add brandy and call it eggnog. I didn't like it; too much brandy for me. But, hey, I was, like, 8).The cake had a nice flavor; none of my boys noticed that it lacked anything, and they devoured it.


3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cups cocoa powder
2 tsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups milk or water
2/3 cup melted butter

Stir together the dry ingredients. Add the melted butter, milk or water, vanilla and vinegar all at once, and beat until smooth. Turn into a 13"x9" pan which has been greased and dusted with cocoa powder, and bake at 350F for 40 to 45 minutes. I used a sour cream frosting (1/2 cup sour cream, 1 pound confectioner's sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, a drizzle of cream, beaten until smooth), and it was terrific.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Unknown said...

Looks great and can come in handy when you find yourself eggless and now wanting to go to a store.

SissySees said...

Might have to try this... I can't seem to keep eggs in the fridge!

gMarie said...

I would have thought everyone had access to eggs back then - or just about and that flour would be harder to come by.

Your cake looks delicious. have dinner plans tonight - hoping to relax and actually sew something this weekend. g

Pam said...

I wish I would have seen this recipe yesterday. I wanted to make something sweet but didn't have eggs or the energy to go to the store. It looks tasty.

The Blonde Duck said...

Folks were so innovative back then!

Linda said...

I remember my grandmother making a cake like that in the winter when the hens weren't laying. You make do with what you've got.

pam said...

This is the third chocolate cake I've seen tonight. I think the universe is trying to tell me something.

Diane said...

Will try this, interesting recipe. Diane

Muffy's Marks said...

I have had this recipe for years. I received it from a good friend's grandmother. My family requests it all the time.