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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.


Fran's Wacky Cake

This is also known as depression cake where the idea was to use less costly ingredients, but the very lack of eggs, milk or butter makes it vegan! I have expanded the vegan options such as suggesting carob as a chocolate alternative. You do not have to be vegan to really, really like this.

1 and 1/2 cups flour
1 cup organic sugar (OK to use less)
1/3 cup organic coco powder or use carob powder
1 teaspoon each: baking soda, vanilla, apple cider vinegar and sea salt
(OK to use 1/2 teaspoon sea salt), (white vinegar or rice vinegar OK too)
1 cup warm water (or use rice or soy milk, put the vinegar in it to make a "buttermilk" which makes it tender - this is good for muffins and biscuits too)
1/3 cup vegetable oil - I use grapeseed oil for baking, it is healthful and mild. (Please don't use Wesson or its relatives in plastic bottles they are extracted with chemicals and electricity - organic canola if you must)

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift dry ingredients, add the wet, stir until mixed well but don't over do, the texture will suffer.  Bake about 30 minutes until a toothpick come out clean.
For a simple topping sift some organic powdered sugar over the top (use a doily as a stencil if you wish) or a vegan frosting of your choice.

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