Depression Era cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon coffee
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 -3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt,
Preheat oven to 375º F and lightly grease two 9-inch cake pans with butter
Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl, then whisk in water, oil, cider vinegar, coffee and vanilla extract.
Stir until no lumps remain, then pour mixture evenly into greased cake pans.
Place in oven and bake for 24-26 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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