Sunday, October 30, 2011

Goofy Cake

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups cold water

Optional Frosting:
6 Tbsp milk
6 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
Dash of vanilla
Optional Filling:
8 oz cream cheese
2 eggs
1 1/2 chocolate chips
Notes/Stories: For the cake: Mix flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa in 9x13 ungreased pan. Make 3 wells in the cake with a spoon. Pour the oil into one, vinegar in the 2nd, and vanilla into the 3rd well. Pour cold water over all and stir well. Bake at 350F for 30-40 min.

For frosting: Boil in a saucepan the milk, butter and sugar for 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and the vanilla. Pour immediately over the cake.
For filling: Mix ingredients and swirl into cake batter in pan.

This cake was made by Heather H for a combined birthday party in October. The cake existed as early as World War II, when rationing forced bakers to deal with shortages of key ingredients like eggs and butter. (The frosting, which has butter in it, was a modern addition.)

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth made this cake the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we froze it, and today let it thaw out at room temperature. It was great, so this cake can be made ahead of time, frozen, and served at a later time, Wonderful flavor and texture.