Recipe 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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1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
sifted all-purpose flour
Had a couple of gliches with the recipe. In the ingredient list, it didn't include baking powder but when putting it together, it said to add baking powder. I added about 1 tsp. just in case. Also at the top of the recipe, it said Cook Time: approx. 1 hour. At the end of the recipe, it said 25 minutes baking time. The 25 minutes was the correct time!
This is the recipie I have been searching for for a LONG time. My mom got it from my Gramma who got it from her mom and it was made during the depression when sugar, flour and such was cheap, thus the name "Poor Man's Cake". The recipie was lost and now I have rediscovered it again, except I will make it in a tube pan as my mom and Gramma always made it... Barbara L in NJ
My mother used to make this when I was little - she called it Yum-Yum cake. It such an easy to cake to make and is delicious either heated up or cold.
I was having company over last night and I realized yesterday afternoon that one of my guests would not be able to eat the cheesecake I made for dessert since she is allergic to cow dairy products. I jumped on here in a panic and found this recipe. I halved it and used an 8x8 baking dish and baked it for 20 minutes at 350. My oven runs hot, though, so other ovens may need more time. I also added a 1/2 t of vanilla and a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. If you decide to do the same, keep in mind that I was halving the recipe. I threw in 1 t of baking powder since there seems to be some confusion as to whether it's needed or not. It turned out great! It's more of a spice bread than a cake and the leftovers go great with a cup of coffee in the morning. :)
This was a great recipe , and yes i noticed the recipe called for baking soda and in the directions it says baking powder also so i added 1tsp and to make sure the cake came out moist i added 1 cup of orange juice , it made all the difference yummmm!!!
vert good and flavorful. yum!!!!!
My husband's grandmother made a cake he loved called "yum-yum" cake. Unfortunately, no one in the family had the recipe so when Grandma passed away - about 15 years ago - the recipe was lost. I tried for years to recreate the taste without success. But now I can! Since we are cutting back on desserts, I do find this rather sweet so I will experiment with that. Grandma also added ginger brandy to the recipe (at least she said she that was why she wanted it), and chopped walnuts. Thanks for this recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Poor Man's Cake I
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 156
** Calories from Fat: 28
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