Saturday, July 26, 2008

An All American Girl Party ....

Today was our local bookstores American Girl Party, celebrating Kit and the new movie Kit Kitterage. She was all ready to go in her new dress and apron.

We loaned out a couple aprons, a Sock Monkey and our antique typewriter for the Store Front display. The girls played toss the clothespins, hopscotch, made a button string toy, traced silhouettes, made butter and biscuits and enjoyed some Depression Cake.

Here is a sweet book you can get from your local bookstores or on line called Kit's Cooking Studio where you will find recipes for foods made during the Depression for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts.

Here is a recipe for Crazy Cake AKA Depression Cake which was an affordable treat during those days.
Enjoy !!!
Crazy Cake
AKA. Depression Cake
"This cake was popular during the depression, and does not have eggs in it."


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups cold water


Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch un greased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.

1 comment:

  1. What a great Day! Bree looks adorable! I love Kit's Cookbook, and will be sure to pick one up, I love CookBooks!

    Love Lori