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has anyone ever heard of a eggless war cake?? i need the recipe

Growing up I remember my grandmother making this cake quite often she is been gone for 15 years now and I would really like to know how to make this cake if anybody knows how
asked Jan 12, 2014 by bobbie2 (140 points)

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Yes, my mother made one...it is called "Poor Man's Cake" and I found a recipe very close to the one she made.  Online, it is called "Poor Man's Cake III"   There are no eggs, no milk, and the raisins, along with other ingredients are boiled first.  My mom used to also add dried fruits and rum for the winter holidays.  This is such a lovely cake recipe.


answered Jan 12, 2014 by Cathy
Thank you very much it means a lot to me;)
Hi, I make cakes like this all the time, there are several different methods. If you add a teaspoon of malt (or brown ) vinegar for each egg you want to replace it helps the proteins in the flour activate. I sometimes use soy milk in a quantity to replicate the egg (about 1 or 2 Tablespoon per egg substituted) with a tsp of vinegar per TBS of milk. You will find that the soy milk will go very thick, almost like yoghurt. but don't mix the batter too much or the cake can be a bit tough. Any boiled fruit works well also. A good boiled fruit cake is approx 1 cup of dried fruit, 1 cup of water, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 to 1 cup of shortening boiled together, cool and add a tsp of vinegar, then sift together 2 cups Self Raising flour, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda and some spice and fold through gently. bake in a moderate oven in a lined tin.
Original recipe makes 1 - 9 x 13 inch cake
 3 cups all-purpose flour
 2 cups white sugar
 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
 2 teaspoons baking soda
 2 teaspoons baking powder
 2/3 cup vegetable oil
 2 cups water
 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together.
Combine all the wet ingredients together in another bowl.
Pour the liquid ingredients all at once into the dry ingredients, and beat until smooth.
Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20-25 minutes. Let cool in pan. When cool sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
I have made this a lot. I will substitute orange juice for the water.  The juice gives it a nice change of pace. I have also left out the cocoa powder to make a yellow cake. 
Hope per you like it
answered Jan 12, 2014 by Jenn
Could this be the Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake?
answered Jan 18, 2014 by anonymous

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