January 18, 2012

Depression Chocolate Cake


I've been trying to be good recently about keeping my sweet tooth in check but sometimes it gets the better of me.  Fortunately I have a few healthy (and quick!) dessert recipes stored up and when in dire need (like yesterday at lunch), I can make this delicious and moist chocolate cake.

Its title actually refers to the Great Depression when people wanted cake but couldn't afford butter and eggs however I prefer to think of it as a cake that you can indulge in when you're feeling lousy and not wake up to an extra 5 pounds the next day (it's only about 250 calories per piece).


Sift together:
1.5 c flour
1 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 c sugar



 Stir in:
5 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c cold water


 Pour into greased pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  
Remove cake from pan immediately.


Dust on powdered sugar to serve.






3 comments:

  1. wow this looks absolutely delicious! chocolate is my fav!


    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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    1. Thanks!! I can assure you it is ;-)

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  2. wow! A much healthier version of a chocolate cake?! I can't wait to try it! I'm such a sweet tooth and can't ever say now to desserts ;]

    mango

    mangotatoes.blogspot.com

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