1950's Wacky Cake

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Kathie Carr

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@kathiecc

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 5 Tbsp
    vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp
    melted shortening
  • 1 c
    water

How to Make 1950's Wacky Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. In 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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