"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain

Great Depression Cake Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Great Depression Cake, by , is from What's for dinner?, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dorothy Samela
Added: Wednesday, November 4, 2009


2 cup sugar
2 cup strong coffee
1/2 cup shortening
2 cup raisins
1 apple, peeled and grated
2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp each cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg
1 cup walnuts

In large saucepan, simmer sugar, coffee, shortening, raisins and apple for 10 min, stirring occasionally. Cool 10 min. Blend together the remaining ingredients and stir into mixture. Pour batter into well-greased and floured 13x9 inch pan. Bake 350 for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
No eggs, butter or milk!




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!