Does anyone else have a recipe -- probably depression era -- for a chocolate cake that doesn't have eggs or butter? My grandmother gave me the recipe -- two times! -- before she died. But it's not the same when I make it -- it's not as rich or as chocolate-y. Should I just put in more cocoa? Chocolate chips? Any suggestions? I usually cover it with a ganache to finesse the fact that the cake itself isn't as delicious as hers was.
I'd love to make it for my grandfather's 97th birthday in a few weeks, but I want it to be fabulous!
Here's the original recipe: 1 1/2 c. flour; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1 cup sugar; 1 teaspoon baking soda; 3 Tablespoon cocoa; 1 Tablespoon vinegar; 6 Tablespoon oil; 1 teaspoon vanilla; 1 cup cold water