Recipes Fast and Easy Cakes

GRAM’S EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

SOURCE: Unknown – However, this recipe goes back to my earliest memories.

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sour milk (with 1 teaspoon soda added to it)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

DIRECTIONS:

Mix as given (thin batter)

Bake in moderate oven. (350F)

There’s not a lot of information given in this recipe as to the method, however,

I remember that if she didn’t have sour milk, she would add a spoonfull of white vinegar to the milk in a glass and stir. The amazing thing about it is that you could hear the change in the tone of the mixing spoon hitting the glass, as the milk soured!

There’s no baking time given in this recipe. One of Gram’s common kitchen tools was an old steel knitting needle (double ended) which she used for baking. She would stick the needle into the cake. If it came out clean, the cake was one. If it came out with stuff on it, she would wipe it clean on her apron and give the cake another few minutes, then test it again.

Enjoy!

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