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Old 09-03-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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Depression cake/wacky cake help

Hi so I've made wacky cake before in vanilla and chocolate but I'm craving carrot cake. Could I add the spices and carrots and raisins for like a carrot cake into the wacky cake?

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Old 09-03-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
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I've heard of chocolate and beetroot going together...do you think chocolate and carrot would?
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I've heard of chocolate and beetroot going together...do you think chocolate and carrot would?
I was thinking of making the vanilla and adding the spices and carrot and all of that. idk if it oeuld work out im kinda deciding to try it or not.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:17 PM   #4
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I think I would just make a carrot cake, using a regular CC recipe. Cream cheese frosting!
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I think I would just make a carrot cake, using a regular CC recipe. Cream cheese frosting!
im looking for a recipe that uses no eggs, milk and butter. That's why I wanted to use the wacky cake recipe I have before.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:37 PM   #6
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You could try adding a grated carrot to this simple applesauce cake recipe from the Great Depression. The recipe is written as I found it. I really can't condone putting chocolate frosting on this cake!

I cut the recipe in half and bake it in a 8"X8" pan.

Aunt Pearl's Applesauce Cake

1 cup sugar
1 Tbls. cinnamon
1 teas. cloves
2 teas. baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oil
2 cups applesauce
1 cup raisins
Nuts if desired.

Mix sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Stir soda into applesauce and let foam in bowl. Add flour, oil and raisins. Add nuts if desired.

Bake at 350 about 45 minutes. We use a 9x 13 pan, ungreased. Also, if you mix the raisins into the flour when you add them, they will be coated and won't all sink to the bottom of the pan We never frosted this cake. It is very dense and moist. Dh's family has the same recipe and they always frost it with chocolate icing. This is what dh's b-day cake is every year.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:41 PM   #7
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im looking for a recipe that uses no eggs, milk and butter. That's why I wanted to use the wacky cake recipe I have before.
You should experiment with the spices used in carrot cake (and the carrots) see if you like it!
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:46 PM   #8
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You could try adding a grated carrot to this simple applesauce cake recipe from the Great Depression. The recipe is written as I found it. I really can't condone putting chocolate frosting on this cake!

I cut the recipe in half and bake it in a 8"X8" pan.

Aunt Pearl's Applesauce Cake

1 cup sugar
1 Tbls. cinnamon
1 teas. cloves
2 teas. baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oil
2 cups applesauce
1 cup raisins
Nuts if desired.

Mix sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Stir soda into applesauce and let foam in bowl. Add flour, oil and raisins. Add nuts if desired.

Bake at 350 about 45 minutes. We use a 9x 13 pan, ungreased. Also, if you mix the raisins into the flour when you add them, they will be coated and won't all sink to the bottom of the pan We never frosted this cake. It is very dense and moist. Dh's family has the same recipe and they always frost it with chocolate icing. This is what dh's b-day cake is every year.
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You should experiment with the spices used in carrot cake (and the carrots) see if you like it!
do you think if I add it that it might taste like carrot cake or like this applesauce one? I did find some carrot cake recipes with applesauce in it though.
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Try this carrot cake recipe from King Arthur flour, no eggs, milk or butter.

Egg-Free Carrot Cake | Flourish - King Arthur Flour's blog
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I think you could add the grated carrot and spices to your vanilla wacky cake and it would work fine, may need to add a bit of vegetable oil to get the right texture.
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You could try adding a grated carrot to this simple applesauce cake recipe from the Great Depression. The recipe is written as I found it. I really can't condone putting chocolate frosting on this cake!

I cut the recipe in half and bake it in a 8"X8" pan.

Aunt Pearl's Applesauce Cake

1 cup sugar
1 Tbls. cinnamon
1 teas. cloves
2 teas. baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oil
2 cups applesauce
1 cup raisins
Nuts if desired.

Mix sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Stir soda into applesauce and let foam in bowl. Add flour, oil and raisins. Add nuts if desired.

Bake at 350 about 45 minutes. We use a 9x 13 pan, ungreased. Also, if you mix the raisins into the flour when you add them, they will be coated and won't all sink to the bottom of the pan We never frosted this cake. It is very dense and moist. Dh's family has the same recipe and they always frost it with chocolate icing. This is what dh's b-day cake is every year.
I know i havent posted in a while. I have made this recipe a few times and just add a cup of shredded up carrot and it is really good everyone loves it.
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I know i havent posted in a while. I have made this recipe a few times and just add a cup of shredded up carrot and it is really good everyone loves it.
Thanks for the update, glad it worked for you!

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You could try adding a grated carrot to this simple applesauce cake recipe from the Great Depression. The recipe is written as I found it. I really can't condone putting chocolate frosting on this cake!

I cut the recipe in half and bake it in a 8"X8" pan.

Aunt Pearl's Applesauce Cake

1 cup sugar
1 Tbls. cinnamon
1 teas. cloves
2 teas. baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup oil
2 cups applesauce
1 cup raisins
Nuts if desired.

Mix sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Stir soda into applesauce and let foam in bowl. Add flour, oil and raisins. Add nuts if desired.

Bake at 350 about 45 minutes. We use a 9x 13 pan, ungreased. Also, if you mix the raisins into the flour when you add them, they will be coated and won't all sink to the bottom of the pan We never frosted this cake. It is very dense and moist. Dh's family has the same recipe and they always frost it with chocolate icing. This is what dh's b-day cake is every year.

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I like the idea of PrincessFiona60. For adding grated carrot and spices and using a bit of vegetable oil to get the right texture. Sounds it will work.
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Thanks for the update, glad it worked for you!

Hope you will be able to spend some time with us!
Yes, please do return more often. You sound like an adventurous cook. Very interesting.
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Aunt bea Made the applesauce cake in 8x8 pan size and use dried cranberries instead of raisins as that is what I had on hand.
GREAT !!!!! I just sprinkled it with confectionary sugar. I think a cream cheese or even a maple frosting would be great.
Its a keeper. thanks
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Aunt bea Made the applesauce cake in 8x8 pan size and use dried cranberries instead of raisins as that is what I had on hand.
GREAT !!!!! I just sprinkled it with confectionary sugar. I think a cream cheese or even a maple frosting would be great.
Its a keeper. thanks
Great!!!

Maple frosting or drizzle sounds nice.

I also think it would be good with a streusel topping added before it goes in the oven, sort of a coffee cake version!
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