Sunday, September 2, 2007


I cleaned out a cabinet this morning (I know-what was I thinking?) and found an old recipe book with this recipe in it. Wacky Cake--how appropriate. Upon closer inspection I noticed that this cake has no eggs. I am sure this is a recipe developed during World War II when eggs were scarce. If you try it, please post to let me know how it turned out. I would try it, but I am on a diet, you know. If I make it, I will eat the whole thing.

Wacky Cake

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup salad oil
1 tsp. soda
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup cold water

Sift all dry ingredients into an ungreased square pan. Make 3 holes in the mixture, 1 long, 1 medium hole and 1 short. Put salad oil into the long hole, vinegar into the medium hole and vanilla into short hole, Completely cover mixture with cold water. Stir well with fork and bake 24 minutes. at 350 degrees. Frost with favorite frosting.

Let me hear from you on this one!


Pam said...

My mother has this exact recipe and has been making it for years - I went and found the recipe just to make sure. It makes up to a really nice, moist and tasty cake.

Rose Marie said...

This recipe is just too interesting to pass up ... will give it a try!

Rose Marie said...

I made it and it is very tasty and moist. The oil, was cut back to just 1 tbsp. and it still turned out well. In fact, my DH cut into it before I had a chance to ice it. Thanks for sharing this.

Belvie said...

Found your blog going around the ring this morning.

If you have never tried this so. It is wonderful. I got the recipe from MIL years ago. BIL was allergic to eggs and she always made this. It is a wonderful, chocolaty, moist cake. I don't put icing on it usually doesn't last that long when I make it. MIL always iced it with a few tablespoons of powdered sugar mixed with a little bit of milk and a drop or 2 of vanilla.

Anonymous said...

Hi! found you on orphan train's sidebar.
I know this recipe too, except in our family it's Aunt Wilhemina's Quick Chocolate Cake. I made while at college and always made two--one for me and my roommate and another for the boys from downstairs who'd come trooping up when they smelled it!
Awesome hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. My daughter and I are both egg allergic, it's a staple.

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