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30's Depression Cake

A chocolate cake with minimal ingredients and no eggs.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 rounded Tbsp. shortening
  • 3/4 - 1 cup cocoa
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  • hot water
  • milk
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


Using a 2 cup measure make a paste of cocoa and hot water. Fill the 2 cup measure the rest of the way with milk. Add sugar, baking soda, flour and vanilla and mix all ingredients until smooth.

Bake in a bundt pan at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes

Servings: 12
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
45 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Old family recipe

By phamburger from Colorado Springs, CO


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February 23, 20100 found this helpful

Where do you add in the shortening?

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