I made a Wacky Cake!!

Hi all! For those of you who recently read my review of Do or Diner , I included a picture of a Wacky Cake because I’d never heard of one before and took an interest in it after reading about it in the book.

So I attempted it Wednesday night and wanted to share my results with all of you. Ready?

One dish with all ingredients mixed together in it….

2 2/3 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 2/3 cups cocoa, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. baking soda, 2 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, 2 tsp vinegar, 2 cups water

Add dry ingredients to ungreased baking dish or pan. Make three wells in the dry mixture and put the vanilla in the first well, vinegar in the second well, and oil in the third well. Pour two cups of water over everything and mix with a fork until incorporated.

Bake on 350Β° for at least 40 minutes (mine took longer, but since ovens vary, look at the cake after 40 minutes).

My Wacky Cake after 50 minutes in 350Β° oven

It’s rather decadent by itself so I decided not to frost it. I just sprinkled a little confectioners sugar on top. I love that deep brown color from the cocoa (I used Hershey’s).

So there you have it. It’s rich, moist and delicious. In fact, I’m having trouble keeping myself away from it. πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Seriously folks, you should definitely try it. No eggs, butter or milk, and perfectly respectable results. We loved it!

What do you think? Look good?

Have the best weekend ever everyone!!

43 thoughts on “I made a Wacky Cake!!

    • πŸ˜‚ Yes!! Let’s call it healthy cake. If it is a healthy cake then I was the healthiest person around that week since I devoured more than I care to admit to. πŸ˜ƒ


    • It’s as chocolatey as a brownie for sure! I really lost my mind eating so much of this cake. I have a weakness for chocolate and this one delivered big time. πŸ˜‹

      You’re welcome. And thanks for stopping by mine too. πŸ˜‰

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  1. I just tried the recipe and it is delicious! It’s super moist with just the right amount of chocolaty goodness. I added vegan chocolate chips and made a quick vegan vanilla frosting. This will definitely be my go to when I need a quick chocolate fix. Thanks!

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    • Hi Heather!! I’m so pleased you tried it. It is so moist and chocolatey. I wish I’d known about it decades ago. Now I know what I can whip together to take to a gathering. Who knewπŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. πŸ’•


    • You’re welcome. πŸ’•

      It’s delicious Mary, and so easy to make. Try it! If you like chocolate, I think you’ll love this one. And I saw other versions on the internet too. Who knew? πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

      Thanks for commenting. Have a great weekend. 😊


    • Hi Laura. It is so moist and chocolatey. I keep eating it, and eating it. πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
      It was so easy to make. I wish I’d known about it decades ago.
      Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. 😊

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    • Carla, this cake is so moist and chocolatey. It’s so easy to make. Had I known about it I would have been bringing it to gatherings for years! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      If you love chocolate I think you’ll love this one. I keep eating it. πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
      Thanks Carla. Have a great weekend. 😊

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  2. It looks like you did an awesome job. I have to laugh at the oven statement because in Mexico ovens frequently are used for storing dishes, not baking. Once I started trying to bake, I could see why. In the first two places we lived, the ovens had two settings. ON which was a low-medium and OFF. Where we are now, there are actually Centigrade markings and they work well enough that my scientist husband was able to conduct experiments and graph what heat you actually get at which markings. You have to allow a long time for preheating. I have yet to see an over with a broiler. That said, we are very happy with our current oven.
    Your wacky cake looks delicious and very chocolatey. With your original description, I was thinking rationing of ingredients. I know at times sugar was hard to come by. Upon reading the recipe, however, I decided maybe it was a matter of refrigerated storage. Butter, eggs, and milk. I can think of lots of times in our history when these fresh items might not have been available. Again, potential research question.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful tasty results.

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    • 😳 That would take a lot of getting used to.

      The cake is moist, chocolatey and DELICIOUS! I really need to give the rest away because I keep eating it. πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ I have a serious weakness when it comes to chocolate. I used to work for Hershey Chocolate years back.

      I need to do more research about it. I find the whole thing quite interesting.

      Thanks for your comment. Have a great weekend!! ☺️

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    • If you have a thing for chocolate I think you’ll really like this Holly. I keep eating it! I seriously need to give the rest away. πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
      Have a great weekend. 😊


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