This recipe was found in a faceless, coverless cookbook bought at a yard sale.
It was written in pencil on a blank page in the book, as were several other
recipes. A date on the page placed the recipe at July 22, 1944, if memory serves correctly.
A 75-yr-old friend remembers eating cake much like this one, only she says they
called their version of it "Depression Cake."
Boil one minute and let cool. Then add 3 ½ cups flour and one teaspoon soda.
Bake until done. (Editor's Note: Other War cake recipes call for pouring batter
into greased tube pan or loaf.) Bake for one hour at 325F. Place a toothpick
into the cake and if it comes out clean, then it is done. Remove from oven and
let cool upside down until sides pull away from the pan.
Icing: 2 cups brown sugar ½ cup cream ½ cup butter
Cook until it forms a ball in cold water. Then stir until ready spread. Ice cake
in pan as it will not turn out of pan. Use a large loaf pan and this makes a