Denise Holm, with payroll administration for Great West Newspapers, explains her love for Depression Cake. "My sister is my source for farm fresh eggs. As I have not seen her in almost 8 weeks, eggs are a precious commodity to me. This cake was made during the Depression when there was a short supply of milk, eggs, and butter. I love it because it’s easy, I have all the ingredients in the house, and it only makes an 8” square cake, not too much for one person."
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. cocoa (unsweetened)
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350
Grease an 8 x 8 square baking pan
Mix dry ingredients in pan, create a few wells and add vinegar to one, vanilla to other and vegetable oil to third. Pour water over top of all and mix well.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Don't overbake!
Eat as is, or top with favorite frosting.