Depression Cake

Recipe by Andtototoo
READY IN: 48mins




  • Using a manual egg beater, mix together the above ingredients until just blended. Do not over mix.
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13" one layer cake pan.
  • Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until it tests done.
  • The following cream cheese frosting is not "Depression Era" but is excellent with the cake:.
  • 2 squares (4 oz. total) unsweetened baking chocolate; 8 oz. pkg cream cheese - softened; 4 Table butter - softened; 4 cups powdered sugar; 1 teaspoons vanilla; milk as needed - adding 1 Table. at a time.
  • Melt the chocolate and set aside. In a mixing bowl put the cream cheese and butter and beat with a mixer until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, until all 4 cups are added. Add vanilla and melted chocolate. Mixture will be a little thick, so slowly add milk until the desired consistency is reached.