Today as I was eating my “Apple Turnover Oatmeal”, (Add chopped apple, cinnamon and brown sugar to your oatmeal), I thought of the pioneers and wondered what they did when they ran out of eggs. Then I remembered a recipe from my Aunt Myrintha for a chocolate cake without eggs.
1 – 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Teaspoon baking soda.
Place in an 8 X 8 pan. Make three holes in it.
Hole #1) 1 Tablespoon vinegar
Hole #2) 5 Tablespoons melted shortening
Hole #3) 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Pour 1 cup of boiling water over all of it and mix.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
After removing from oven spread chocolate chips on top.
Wait a few minutes for the chips to soften, then spread.
It makes a hard, crust for frosting.
It makes me wonder if you can substitute a teaspoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of vinegar for the egg in pancakes.
Anyone want to try?