Pantry or Depression Cake
I was cleaning out a recipe drawer and came across this one that my grandmother use to make, She used to call it depression era cake and then later on she called it pantry cake as it had all the items she had in her pantry.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup cold water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium size bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and coarse salt.
Make a well in center of flour mixture and add vegetable oil, pure vanilla extract, white vinegar, and cold water. Whisk until well combined.
Bake in a 8 square pan until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost with you favorite frosting.
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