Wacky Cake


Wacky Cake

I have been making this cake since I was married 50 years ago.  It is one of the best chocolate cakes I have eaten and very easy to make.  But what makes it “over the top” good is to frost it with my mother-in law’s One Minute Chocolate Icing.

This is supposed to be mixed together right in the cake pan, but I usually mix it in my mixer.  I would suggest, though, that after you mix in the vinegar, you get the cake in the oven immediately.

  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 10 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine first 5 ingredients in mixing bowl.  Then add rest of ingredients in order given.  Put in ungreased 9″ x 13″ pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.


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5 responses »

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  2. Hi Dixie, your recipe was so easy to follow. I made this cake, together with the icing tonight. It was the perfect after dinner treat – my partner and I are very happy with the result!! Thank you most kindly, Tu

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