Do you ever feel like a date or a weekend comes up on you extra fast? Like just yesterday it was last Monday and I hadn’t yet made a cake to post and then, wham, it’s the weekend already! That is how it was yesterday. Family dinner, mom was putting the final touches on the gravy and waiting on her buttermilk biscuits when she sighed and said, “We should have made a cake for Mark’s birthday!”
So I thought what kind of cake is simple, fast and delicious? A depression cake! But I’ve already made depression cakes so I decided to change things up and use spelt flour. The cake turned out decently but to be honest it could have used some vanilla ice cream or some frosting because it is really dense!
- 1-1/2 heaping cups spelt flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil, warmed to liquid state
- 1 cup room temperature coffee
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease an 8 inch square pan with butter and dust well with flour.
- Stir together spelt flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and sugar and set aside.
- Warm up coconut oil until it is liquid and add in coffee and vanilla.
- Pour over dry ingredients and mix with a whisk.
- Add apple cider vinegar and mix.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when you touch it.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack and then dust with icing sugar.