World War II Chocolate Cake


  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Blossom Raspberry Vinegar



  • Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly and place in an 8 X 8-inch baking pan.
  • Add oil, vinegar, and vanilla in three wells in the dry mix.
  • Pour water over all and mix well with a fork.
  • Bake at 350º for 30 minutes.
  • Serve plain or with powdered-sugar frosting

Note: During the Great Depression and the years that followed, vinegar became a popular substitute for scarce ingredients. In this recipe, it acts as a leavening agent.

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