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Depression Cake III

Rated as 3.9 out of 5 Stars
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"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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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 160
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 9x13 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan combine the coffee, sugar, butter, raisins, allspice and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Stir in flour mixture until well combined. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 160 calories; 4 30 1.9 10 149 Full nutrition

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I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it. Rich, moist, and so light! I added an extra 1/2 cup raisins and used 3/4 c. white sugar and 3/4 c. brown sugar. Finished by sprinkling confectio...

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Now I know why this is called Depression Cake -- it tastes awful! There is too much baking soda and not enough sugar. I won't be making this again, but if you're out of eggs and are going to t...

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I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it. Rich, moist, and so light! I added an extra 1/2 cup raisins and used 3/4 c. white sugar and 3/4 c. brown sugar. Finished by sprinkling confectio...

Now I know why this is called Depression Cake -- it tastes awful! There is too much baking soda and not enough sugar. I won't be making this again, but if you're out of eggs and are going to t...

WOW, first time go-i made this with the depression era corn and my guys actually loved a full night of depression :) next time im going to use brown sugar, i served it fresh out of the oven with...

Wonderful taste, though it refused to get out of the pan! I cut this cake into brownie-like pieces and removed them individually from the pan... made for a messy job, but I didn't mind... all th...

Delicious, and so easy! I added a cinnamon glaze to the top because the top was dry the next day, but it didn't really need the extra flavour - and inside was still very moist

This cake hit the spot when I wanted something sweet but didn't have any eggs in the house. I can't believe how light, fluffy, and moist it turned out. It did take a long time for the coffee m...

My revisions, 1/2 cup of molassas and substitute currants for the raisens. Also, doubled up on the sugar. I kept my eye closely on this, as another commentor stated it was hard to get out of th...

I'm afraid I have to agree with the last reviewer as to why this is called "depression cake". I ate one slice of this cake and threw the rest away - talk about depressing! The flavour wasn't b...

I made this exactly as written except that I didn't have enough raisins, so I used half raisins and half dried cranberries. I also used shortening instead of butter (plus water, as the Crisco pa...