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Wacky Cake VIII

Rated as 4.66 out of 5 Stars

"This cake is make without milk or eggs and is moist, dark and delicious. A brain child of the depression era when ingenious cooks developed a cake that could be made without expensive and scarce ingredients."
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Ingredients

servings 225
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 8x8 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into an 8x8 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three depressions. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour water over all, and stir well with fork.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 225 calories; 8.7 35.5 2.4 0 243 Full nutrition

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Delicious and easy cake! I only make this recipe now- I sometimes omit the cocoa for a plain white cake or add some grated/chopped apples and cinnamon/nutmeg/cloves for an apple spice version. ...

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I was excited about this recipe because it is so simple and cheap and people seem to love it! Just perfect for what I'm looking for since I bake cakes to sell here in Central America. I wanted t...

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Delicious and easy cake! I only make this recipe now- I sometimes omit the cocoa for a plain white cake or add some grated/chopped apples and cinnamon/nutmeg/cloves for an apple spice version. ...

I'm making this in the form of cupcakes for my daughter's 1st birthday party. She is allergic to milk and eggs. So this is perfect! I did a trial run last night and these taste just like regu...

Oh my goodness!! This recipe is amazing. I couldn't find my wacky cake recipe, so I went online to see what I could find. BETTER then the recipe I used to use. This is definately a keeper. M...

This was EXCELLENT! I used a gluten free flour blend and added 1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum....perfect! I've been going crazy trying to come up with a tasty birthday cake recipe for my son with mult...

Very good recipe! I mix it all up in a bowl first and then pour it into a greased pan. Also made a glaze with 2 Tbsp. butter, 3-4 Tbsp. cocoa powder, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 3Tbsp hot water....

This is the one my mom makes and I was happy to find it here. I made it today for an after dinner treat but it didn't make it that long. Too yummy! I have never had it with any frosting of sort ...

This is moist and great. I put 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup brewed coffee instead of 1 cup of water and it's even more chocolaty. I ice this with the icing from a Texas sheet cake (you cook it and po...

I had my doubts about this cake- no eggs or dairy?? But I made it for a friend's birthday with the White Fluffy Frosting from this website. She was on an iodine-free diet for cancer treatment a...

My mom made this cake often when I was growing up and it's great to find it here. The recipe is only slightly different from my mom's. She used only 5 tablespoons of oil and she used white vine...