Welfare Cake

Welfare Cake

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"This cake is so moist that you would swear it was from a box!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 167 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 341 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Make a well in the center, and pour in the oil, vinegar, water and vanilla.
  3. Mix well, then pour into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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Jay
5/14/2012

This recipe dates back to the war/depression era, when eggs & dairy were rationed, or, in limited supply. The name of this recipe was plentiful back then. War Cake, Depression cake, Eggless butterless cake, Three hole chocolate cake, Chocolate oil cake, etc. Not once in that time was this recipe ever called, "Welfare cake" Re-naming this recipe Welfare cake is degrading to the many families & single mothers who have had to resort to welfare to get by. Being on welfare is embarrassing for a great many people. Having recipes labelled "welfare recipe" only adds to that embarrassment.

magathy
8/27/2006

I substituted a few ingredients to make this recipe slightly healthier and it turned out great. I used 1/2 whole wheat flour, 1/2 white flour, cut the sugar to 1 cup and used apple sauce instead of the oil. The cake had a great consistency and wasn't too sweet.

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11/24/2007

I love this cake I'm a college student and I made this cake with everything i had at hand so easy tastes great better than the box!I used Lemon Juice instead of vinager. Great thanks so much this one is definetly a keeper