Crazy Wacky Depression Cake


  •  cups All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp White vinegar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Water

Chocolate Frosting (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup Milk Whole or 2%
  • 1/3 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups Powdered sugar



    • In a square cake pan (Dimensions: 8×8- Ungreased), add flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, salt and whisk everything together.
    • Use your finger to make 2 small holes and 1 large hole in this dry flour mixture.
  • Pour vinegar and vanilla extract in the small holes.
  • Pour oil in the large hole.
  • Pour water over everything.
  • Mix everything together until just combined. Don’t worry if you have some lumps. Just don’t over-mix or else you will end up with a rubbery cake.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until an toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Chocolate Frosting

  • While the cake is cooling down, prepare the frosting: In a non-stick saucepan, add milk, butter and cocoa powder and mix until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Add powdered sugar (1 cup at a timuntil smooth and creamy.
  • Pour this frosting over your entire cake and let it set in the fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Toss some sprinkles on top of the cake and enjoy!

Source: cookinginspired.com

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