Sunday, 17 November 2013

No depression cake – the sweet side of nutrition

Feeling low comes naturally but you can suppress this feeling by trying to count all the good things you have. Or simply by making this delicious dessert! It’s time to bake up some positive thinking with this No depression Cake. Surprisingly, the recipe can be made without butter, eggs or milk so it gives you the freehand to substitute the ingredients you are short of or don’t have. Yet the cake will be full of some cheerful memories of making a cake with whatever is at hand while never losing hope.
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white refined sugar
  • 1 cup of shortening
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of chopped nuts (optional)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup seedless raisins (optional)

Take a saucepan and add water, sugar, raisins, spices, salt, and shortening and bring the contents to a boil for about three minutes. Allow this mixture to cool and add baking powder, baking soda and flour along with nuts to another saucepan. After the contents are mixture, pour it over the cooled mixture. Mix well and place it in an oven preheated to 350F for almost 45 minutes. Allow the cake to cool and then turn it over a flat dish. If you have lemons, use the zest and mix it with the lemon juice and add it to the cake. Sprinkle some powdered sugar for garnishing and serve the no with lots of smiles.

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