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Cathy's Famous Wackey Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Alex Atkin

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Cake:
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups sugar
7-8 Tbs Hershey's dark cocoa
1 t salt
2 Tbs white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
⅔ cup salad (vegetable) oil
2 cups cold water

Frosting:
2 cups sugar
2-3 Tbs Hershey's dark cocoa
Dash of salt
⅔ cup milk ( evaporated milk, regular)
1 square butter
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Cake:
Heat oven to 350F
Mix dry ingredient together in a stand up mixer
Make 3 wells
Pour each liquid (vinegar, vanilla, and salad oil) into each well, being sure they do not contaminate the other wells. If they do you need to START OVER and the cake is RUINED!!!! ( ;) )
Pour 2 cups cold water over the top and beat until smooth
Pour into greased cake pan (around a 12" x 9")
Bake 30-40 minutes

Frosting:
Cook and mix all ingredients over medium heat
Bring to a boil, boil for 2 minutes until the color turns dull
Let cool!
Beat in stand up mixer until creamy
Spread over top of cake

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I cannot celebrate my birthday without my Mom's famous Wackey Cake (don't you take out that "e", its one of the many things that makes this cake "WACKEY")! The recipe originally came from Grandma Brewer, who made it often when my Mom was young.
When done right, it is moist and the fudge frosting is smooth and delicious. When done wrong (which is easy to do) the fudge frosting either sinks right into the cake (which is actually pretty delicious) or the sugar crystalizes. Wait for the heated frosting to really start to turn dull, and then immediately take it off the heat. Good luck and enjoy!!

 

 

 

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