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Chocolate Depression Cake - No Egg, No Dairy

Rich, moist and decadent, this easy chocolate cake is made with ingredients you have in your pantry. Topped with a silky homemade frosting, it's the only chocolate cake recipe you'll ever need.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cake, No Dairy, No Egg
Servings: 12
Calories: 285kcal

Ingredients

The Cake:

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp veg oil
  • 1 cup lukewarm Water

The Frosting:

  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp Hot Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Icing Sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • Mix wet ingredients in one bowl and dry ingredients in another.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and beat well with electric beaters or wooden spoon.
  • Pour into an 8x8 pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Check with a toothpick before removing from oven.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg