Depression Cake II

Depression Cake II

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"A surprisingly good cake that has no eggs, milk, or butter in it. My grandmother was quite proud of it."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 174 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 174 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a medium saucepan combine the brown sugar, hot water, bacon grease, and raisins, over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Add the ingredients from the saucepan and mix until well blended. Divide evenly between the two prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Most helpful positive review

Grandma taught me how to make this cake from a very young age, she wanted me to appreciate how treats don't have to be over the top or need special ingredients. She used oleo (margerine) instead...

Most helpful critical review

I like making it

Grandma taught me how to make this cake from a very young age, she wanted me to appreciate how treats don't have to be over the top or need special ingredients. She used oleo (margerine) instead...

My family makes this with shortening and bakes it in a bundt style pan. Then we serve it with caramel icing. My mom still makes it for my birthdays. Thanks for sharing.

My Mother made this for years. She called it "Poor man's fruitcake". Thank you for posting this and letting me carry on a family tradition at Christmas.

I made this last night for my family and even my 2 year old LOVED it! We absolutely devoured a full loaf after dinner. Now I had to change it a little because of what I had on hand at the time...

This is a good cake i used prunes it was great. I will make this again.

I like making it

Great cake! My kids love it! I increased the fat content. I used 3/4 cup of canola oil and it brought a lot of softness to the crumb and crust. Made it for a vegan friend and she loved it.

yum!! I used 2tbs. Blue Bonnet margarine in place of the bacon grease and added 1/2tsp. ginger to the recipe and left out the rasins. It tasted like a spice cake to me. I made icing to drizzle o...

I more than doubled the amount of bacon grease and just made it in the dirty cast iron pan right after breakfast. threw in random dried fruits and some walnuts and baked it in the pan. came ou...