Nana’s Great Depression Cake Recipe

A classic that’s been around forever, Grandma’s Depression Cake has stood the test of time. You will love to learn how to make this classic.

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You haven’t lived until you have tried Grandma’s Great Depression Cake Recipe and it’s a keeper! Made with simple pantry ingredients, you won’t believe the results that you achieve!

WHOot Contributor Wendy is back to share this all-time favorite that is light and moist and boasts the perfect crumb.

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Great Depression Cake Ingredients

  • 1½ cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-cup water or 1 cup black coffee

Great Depression Cake Video Tutorial

via Wendy’s Kitchen Table

Wendy is here to share Grandma’s Great Depression Cake Recipe in her video tutorial. She will step you through the process and her instructions are easy to follow.

We highly recommend that you view it as she has some great tips you won’t want to miss. To see Wendy in action, click Play above now ^

How To Make Grandma’s Great Depression Cake Recipe

Preheat oven to 180˚C or 160˚C fan-forced or 356F. Grease an 8-inch (20cm) square cake pan.

Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a cake pan and stir.

Create 2 small and 1 large depression on the surface of the dry ingredients. Pour vanilla and vinegar into a small depression and vegetable oil into a large depression.

Pour water or coffee over the surface and stir until batter forms.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Ice with chocolate frosting if desired.

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