Wacky Cake

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves: 8x11" oblong cake
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Cooking Method: Bake


3 c flour
2 c sugar
1/2 c unsweetened baking cocoa
2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp vinegar
3/4 c vegetable oil
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 c "cold" water

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Karla Everett Recipe
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Greenacres, WA (pop. 40,588)
Member Since Feb 2011
Karla's notes for this recipe:
This is a very delicious chocolate cake that my family has been making for years and years.

This cake is delicious served plain or frosted with your favorite frosting. My family likes it with chocolate or cream cheese frosting.
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In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients.
With a fork mix all the ingredients up until it's all combined together.
Make 3 holes in the mixture for the vanilla , oil and the vinegar.
Pour the COLD water all at once in and mix using a fork only.
Do not over mix , mix just enough to combine . You do not want to get out every little lump , just mix to break up all the flour clumps.
Pour into a ungreased cake pan.
Pound the cake on the counter to settle the cake and pop any bubbles that formed from mixing.
Bake in a preheated oven @ 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake ; set aside and let cool before frosting the cake.
This cake is delicious with or with out frosting and you can also dust it lightly with powdered sugar...enjoy.

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user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Jan 15, 2012
Don't ya just love chocolate cakes? This sounds easy and good, and with the frosting recipe, perfect !!!! Tks Karla
user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - Jan 15, 2012
Just good ol' chocolate cake....delicious...
user Lennie Jo Barnes artbylen - Jan 16, 2012
My mother used to make this cake allot but she mixed everything right in the baking pan. Once she over cooked it and another time after frosting "The Thing" we called it flipped out of her hands and onto the floor. It was saved except for the frosting. I've been looking for "The Thing" for years. I thing she called it that because of the movie "The Thing" had just came out. She put coffee in her chocolate frosting. Thanks!
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jan 16, 2012
One of the standard chocolate cakes...yummmO.

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