Wacky Depression Era Chocolate Cake
1 1/2 cups unsifted all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda...not baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup water
2/3 cup corn oil
1 Tbls. white vinegar - or apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
CHOCOLATE GANACHE INGREDIENTS;
8 oz. chocolate chips
4 Tbls. non dairy creamer (liquid) I used coffeemate french vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all dry ingredients together
Then add in all wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
Pour into a greased and floured 9" cake pan.
Bake on middle rack for about 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
TO MAKE GANACHE...
Heat the chocolate chips and non dairy creamer in a saucepan on med/low heat, stirring until melted and smooth.
TO FROST THE CAKE...
Flip the cooled cake, upside down, onto a platter.
Pour the warm ganache over the cake.
NOTE...This recipe makes a single cake. To make a layered cake, double the recipe and pour into 2 seperate 9" baking pans. You will need to double the ganache also.