1950's Wacky Cake

Kathie Carr


I think we loved the name of this cake as much as the chocolate cake itself. It was always the cake we wanted for birthdays.

I have been told that this recipe goes back to the depression and it was called eggless, butterless cake at one time.

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1 1/2 c
1 c
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 tsp
5 Tbsp
5 Tbsp
melted shortening
1 c

How to Make 1950's Wacky Cake


  • 1In ungreased 8 or 9 inch cake pan stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Spread dry ingredients out in pan and make 3 depressions in mixture with your spoon. In one hole, place vanilla. In second place vinegar. In third place melted shortening. Pour water over all. Now mix it all up with a spoon. Be sure to get corners. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until cake shrinks from sides of pan. Frost with chocolate frosting.

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