This cake requires no dairy - butter or milk - and is leavened not by eggs but by vinegar and baking soda (I know - vinegar in a cake!). The result is a moist cake that is perfect alone, sprinkled with powdered sugar or frosted. Our favorite way to serve this cake is warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!!
Rubber cake is not the least bit crumbly so it is perfect for the lunchbox as well as afternoon tea. Another benefit? It is mixed and baked in the same pan - no other bowls to get dirty! Because it requires no fresh ingredients, Rubber cake is the Quintessential Survival Cake.
1 1/2 C flour
1 C sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 T cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
Sift together above ingredients into a 9" cake pan (or double the recipe and use a 9"x13" cake pan). The pan does not have to be greased or floured.
Make 3 wells in the mixture.
Put the following in the separate wells;
6 T vegetable oil in one well
1 T vinegar in one well (I use white vinegar)
1 tsp. vanilla in one well
Pour 1 C of water over the top and mix well.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
Serve cold with white, caramel or chocolate frosting.
|Filling the wells|
|One overflowed a bit!|
|All mixed together|
|Just out of the oven|
|A lovely way to end the day!|