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Wacky Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jamie Gerhardt

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water

Directions:
Directions:
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 for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

4. Frost with your favorite icing.


**If you leave out the cocoa powder it will make a nice white cake. You can also add fresh fruit or a bit of applesauce, but use less water because the fruit will add moisture. ENJOY!!!

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This cake doesn't have milk or eggs! It comes from the great depression era when they didn't have a lot of fresh ingredients on hand all the time. My grandma used to use it and she also made it for school lunch when she worked as a cook. I love it, it is super moist!

 

 

 

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