Depression cake, also called as war cake, was first made at the time of the great depression of 1929. It is usually made without milk, eggs, and butter because these ingredients were not easily available at that time and were expensive as well.
- Depression cake is served as a tea snack.
- Depression cake is high in calories and fat. It does not contain high amount of protein. It is high in sodium. It should be avoided by people suffering from chronic disorders like obesity and overweight problems.
- High sodium leads to an increase in blood pressure. It should be restricted for people suffering from hypertension.
- Each serving contains about 80% of the recommended daily allowance of sugar. Sugars constitute empty calories in the diet. It is best to reduce sugar or partially substitute them with zero calories sweeteners like sucralose and stevia.
- This cake is recommended for people who are allergic to eggs or milk which is very common in U.S.
- It does not contain any vital vitamins. All the vitamins are majorly destroyed when the cake is baked at such a high temperature.
- Depression cake is considered as a junk food or an indulgent food.
- Depression cake was considered as a solution to satisfy the sweet tooth during the food scarcity.