New to our menu... A family heritage dessert! A recipe from Grandma Ida.
When the Great Depression hit America following the Stock Market Crash of 1929, families were forced to stretch their budgets and “make do” with minimal and cheap ingredients when it came to cooking.
Dessert became a luxury for most, and depression cake was a more affordable alternative to other cakes that used milk, eggs, and butter. Affordability was achieved through ingredient substitution. For example, shortening was substituted for butter, water was substituted for milk, and baking powder was substituted for eggs.
This spiced applesauce cake is a great addition to an afternoon tea or the perfect dessert to end your day.