Let’s Bake: EP 5 – Puddle Cake!
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 ½ Cups Flour
- 3 tbsp Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- 6 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tbsp Vinegar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 Cup Cold water
- Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt into ungreased pan.
- Make three puddles using oil, vinegar, and vanilla
- Pour cold water over top and stir until mixed.
- Bake at 305° F (Metal Pan) or 325° F (Glass Pan) for 25-30 min, or until done.
What on earth is a puddle cake? Myke was looking through the recipe book and this one stood out to us. The recipe card looked old and a little worn. Also in the upper right, it said it was from the 1960s! Where did this recipe come from?
I asked my mom about it and this is a fascinating piece of her history. Which makes this the perfect recipe to make our season finale! My mom used to make this recipe with her friend when she was little. Looking at the recipe, it makes sense, there’s no knives, mixers, or even complex techniques!
This is a perfect recipe to teach your kids (once they’re old enough to use the oven!), it’s fast, easy and is actually a lot of fun to make!
The recipe gets its name from the fact that you sift all of your dry ingredients into the cake pan, and then make three puddles with the wet ingredients before you mix everything up!
We weren’t particularly successful with the “Puddle” part of the puddle cake, as you can tell by the photos, but it did look really cool!
If you’re still under some shelter at home orders, and you have the ingredients in the house, trust us and try this recipe this weekend! This cake is light, fluffy, and downright delicious!
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