Made Famous During The Great Depression, People Can’t Get Enough Of This Wacky Cake

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As a part of history, The Great Depression was known to be a period of hardship for Americans back then. Families in America were mostly poor and food that was made had to last for a long period of time to prevent spoilage. This cake became well known during that period and now people today have created a new recipe based on this, substituting some expensive ingredients for cheaper ones without compromising the taste!

Here is the recipe: 

Cake:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup cold water

Frosting:
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
2 tablespoons butter, softened

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift all of the dry ingredients into a well-greased eight or nine inch pan.

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Making three wells in the dry mix, pour the vinegar, vanilla, and oil and the separate wells.

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After adding the water, mix all of the ingredients together well with a fork without beating. Bake for thirty minutes and let it cool. Make the frosting till smooth, layer and enjoy!

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