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Depression Cake I

Submitted by: Lynn-Pgh 
This was my mother's, it has sugar, but no eggs, no butter and no milk. It's from the Depression-era. 
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Depression Cake III

Submitted by: Wayne 
A cake handed down from my Great Grandmother when they didn't have much to use in their mixes. Prepare to enjoy the most wonderful thing you ever laid a lip on. 
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Raisin Cake

Submitted by: Terry 
This eggless loaf is very dense and moist. It originated during World War II, when eggs, milk and butter were in short supply. 
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Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake IV

Submitted by: Jan 
This is an old fashioned recipe from back in the wartime era when eggs milk and butter were too expensive for many households. It is moist and spicy with raisins. A perfect winter treat. 
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Poor Man's Cake I

Submitted by: Betty 
In about 1968, we moved next door to a family with seven little boys. Their mother gave me this recipe. It is really delicious. You can frost it, or just eat it like it is. 
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Poor Mans Cake III

Submitted by: Mary Ann Benzon 
This recipe if from the l930's. My Grandmother gave it to my Mother and she gave it to me. Now I am a grandmother and passed it down to my kids. It's really good. You don't have to dirty your mixer for this one, just a big bowl. 
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Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake II

Submitted by: Carol 
This cake is for those of you who have allergies. When my kids were small they developed an allergy against all dairy products, and then gradually outgrew them. 
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Welfare Cake

Submitted by: Jen 
This cake is so moist that you would swear it was from a box! 
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Poor Man's Cake II

Submitted by: Doreen MacKay 
This cake often appeared on the Sunday dinner table during the depression and the war years. It's been in my family for three generations. During the "olden days," many families could not afford the luxury of the traditional fruitcakes, so this recipe became the popular Christmas fruitcake of the poor. 
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Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake III

Submitted by: Bernadette Beaupre 
This cake comes in handy when all you have left in the cupboard is the tin soups just before shopping day. It really was a treat served warm when we came in from the cold. And it was c-o-l-l-l-d-d-d, North of 53'. Sprinkle brown sugar or dust confectioner's sugar over the top. 
 
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