Chocolate Low Cake

My grandparents were all born inwards 1917/1918. When the Great Depression hit, they were onetime plenty to empathize why they had to ration in addition to produce without many things nosotros accept for granted today.  They drank their java dark because they learned to produce without the luxury of cream in addition to sugar.

It�s funny, but I don�t recollect them talking much nearly that fourth dimension catamenia every bit a hardship. They were young, inwards their teens. I recollect the stories of them walking to schoolhouse inwards the snow, having to attention out unopen to the family alongside chores. No TV, but a radio to heed to inwards the evenings.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 loving cup sugar
  • 1/4 loving cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/3 loving cup vegetable oil
  • 1 loving cup water
  • frosting
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 loving cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 loving cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk (or cream)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, tabular array salt in addition to baking soda inwards a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a split upward bowl, combine vanilla, vinegar, crude in addition to water. Add moisture ingredients to dry out ingredients in addition to mix until completely combined in addition to no lumps remain.
  3. Pour batter into a greased 8x8 foursquare pan.
  4. Bake inwards a preheated 350 flat oven for 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted inwards pump comes out clean.
  5. Let cake cool completely earlier frosting.
  6. for the frosting
  7. Melt butter inwards a small-scale saucepan (or inwards the microwave using a microwave condom dish.) Stir inwards cocoa powder, mixture volition cast a thick paste.
  8. Transfer chocolate mixture to a medium size mixing bowl. With mixer on depression speed, add together inwards powdered sugar, milk in addition to vanilla.
  9. Once ingredients are incorporated, plow mixer to medium high speed in addition to trounce nearly v minutes, until frosting is smoothen in addition to creamy. Spread on transcend of cooled cake.

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