another pinner said :Wacky Cake.one pan no egg,no milk,no butter cake! I can see two reasons why this is called "depression cake". Cheap, like the only cake one could afford during a depression. And after eating this, what depression?
Vanilla cake with pears. It looks fancy, but is easy. I like making it in ramkins, with one pear each and one mini cake per person. Also, the pears don't need to be peeled. I tried both ways, and both were good.