Great Depression Cake ( No Egg No Milk)


Hello everybody.

Yesterday I met a sweet lady who asked me if I make no egg and milk cake cause as you know it’s fasting time now and she had trouble finding one for her mom on Mother’s day.

Her question intrigued me to look for such recipe which led me to many.Most famous ones are called “big depression” or ” crazy cake” or “wacky cake”. Reason for this name goes back to the great depression time when eggs and dairy products were available so people had to use other resources to make cake. Result was really good and light, I changed a bit in the recipe to add up the flavor and topped it with pineapples and roasted coconuts.

wp-1458749634097.jpg really elegant yummy cake.

Ingredients and method:

*3 1/2 cups flour.

*2 cups sugar ( I used only 1)

* 1/4 tsp salt.

*2 tsp baking powder.

*1/2 cup coconut.

*1 tsp lemon zest.

*1 tsp vanilla.

*2 tsp white vinegar.

*5 tablespoons vegetable oil.

*2 cups water.

* Some pineapples with it’s juice and roasted coconuts for garnish (optional)




*grease a big oven pan with some oil.

*mix all dry ingredients very well then put them in the pan.

*make 3 depressions in the flour mixture, two small and one bigger.

*put the vanilla in the fist small hole, vinegar in the other and finally oil in the big one.

*add water on top of  and mix all together well.


* Bake in a medium heated oven for 25-30 minutes or till try to toothpick test.

*when cooled add some pineapple juice on top and garnish with pineapples and coconut.



I’ll definitely try the chocolate and fruits version of this one soon, very easy and yummy.







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