Iris's Chocolate Wacky Cake

Elaine Douglas


I don't know who Iris was, but the recipe was given to me several decades ago with this title. It is very easy and fast to make. It tastes like it is much richer than it really is. I don't bother to ice the cake. A sprinkle of confectioners sugar looks nice and is sweet enough. You won't miss the egg.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
30 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    good quality cocoa - not hot chocolate mix
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
  • 6 Tbsp
    vegetable oil or 1/3 c. oil
  • 1 c

How to Make Iris's Chocolate Wacky Cake


  1. Into an 8 or 9 inch square pan, stir flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and soda. I stir with a fork.
  2. Make 3 holes in the dry ingredients. Into one hole pour the vanilla, into the second hole put the vegetable oil, and into the third hole pour the vinegar.
  3. Pour water over all and stir with the fork until dry ingredients are well blended.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes or until done.
    Allow to cool before icing,
    You can cut and serve this cake right from the cake pan.

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About Iris's Chocolate Wacky Cake

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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