A Month of Hand-Me-Down Recipes
Poor Man’s Cake c. 1930s
This recipe is probably older than the 1930s date I put on it. I do know both my maternal and paternal grandmothers made a variation of this recipe. This rendition is my mom’s version. Poor Man’s Cake was a common sweet-treat during the Great Depression Era. It doesn’t require a lot of each of the ingredients, and it’s easily altered to accommodate the ingredients on hand.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time