DEPRESSION ERA CHOCOLATE CAKE

Ingredients: 

  • 3 1/2 cups organic powdered cane sugar *
  • 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, ghee, or coconut oil (I decided to use ghee for my frosting this time, and it gave it a nice, slightly caramel flavor.)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch sea salt (unless using salted butter) 

Directions: 

  1. Combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add vanilla extract and butter, ghee, or coconut oil.
  3. Gradually add water, stirring well to combine until icing reaches the right consistency for spreading. (I just stirred mine by hand because I was too lazy to dig out my mixer and I didn’t want to have to wash the beaters afterward, but using a mixer is the best way to get a smooth icing without any little clumps of cocoa powder.)

This article and recipe adapted from this site

DEPRESSION ERA CHOCOLATE CAKE
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