WW2 Ration Cook-in: Snacks

Cake is one of the best snacks, right? I chose this cake and frosting combination because it reminded me of the cakes we ate growing up. I have been pleasantly surprised to find that so many recipes are familiar to me from my childhood. That means that the recipes stood the test of time. People were still making them regularly 40 years later!

Today’s snack is from a 1944 cook booklet that was full of recipes using Royal brand baking powder. I’m including the full page with the recipe for both the frosting and the cake.

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The recipe says to make as a layer cake, but we made it as a sheet cake like shown in the picture. My three youngest daughters made the cake for me and did a fantastic job! The cake was extremely moist and the chocolate flavor was just right. The frosting tasted like caramel, just like the frosting I remembered from my childhood. If you make this, the frosting is a bit finicky. You might have to adjust the ingredients a bit to make it to your liking. I’d also double the frosting recipe to make sure there is enough for your cake. My entire family loved this cake and I’ll definitely make it again.

Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram, too. We’d love to have you cook along with us. It’s never to late to join!

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