As usual l was surfing the internet for depression cakes and I came across this recipe from http://www.jennycancook.com. I tried it and loved it. I did add some fruits that I soaked in alcohol. I did not use Dutch processed cocoa but it turned out great. It is a bit dense though, but it is easy to make and yummy.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used amel Susan baking Cocoa)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda (not baking powder)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mixed fruits
  • 2 cups cool water
  • 12 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a bundt cake pan.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients and fruits into a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a bowl combine water, oil, lemon juice and vanilla.
  4. Add liquids to bowl & gently stir until there are no lumps (about 30 seconds).
  5. Pour into pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely in the pan and frost, glaze, or dust with powdered sugar.
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