Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Recipes - Wacky Wack Cake


These cookbooks belonged to my Grandmother and I love looking through them for recipes.

Not only are there lots of hand-written recipes, but clippings of recipes from newspapers and magazines. It's fun to look on the back of the recipe to get a glimpse of an ad or story from decades past.

Isn't this wonderful? There are a few pages from the early 1940's showing the cost of canning fruit!
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This vintage recipe for a cake calls for NO eggs!
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Wacky Wack Cake (no eggs)
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Set oven at 350 degrees. Place large sifter in a 8x8x2 ungreased pan. Into sifter put:
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1 and 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
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Sift into pan and jiggle to flatten. With back of spoon make 3 little hollows. Into these put:
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1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons vanilla
1/3 cup oil or 3/4 stick of melted butter
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Over everything pour 1 cup water. Stir well until mixed. Bake 35 minutes.

1 comment:

Jamey said...

That is so neat that you have these cookbooks that belonged to your grandmother. They are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love vintage cookbooks.