Grandma Barr's Wacky Cake

Mrs. Michael J. Lively


One of my fondest memories of my Dad's Mom, Grandma Barr, was her "Wacky Cake" it was scrup-deli-ishous! i though i had lost it, but i just found it so i will get it on JP for posterity =)

This is a great recipe for anyone w/dairy allergies. You can make a powdered sugar frosting w/orange juice and drizzle it over the top. i just made it for a gal's birthday at my Husband's work, who has wheat allergies.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
35 Min


  • 3 c
  • 2 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    cold water

How to Make Grandma Barr's Wacky Cake


  1. Measure all the dry ingredients into mixing bowl, i omit salt or use about 1/2 the amount. Mix thoroughly w/a pastry cutter, until well combined
  2. Pour in wet ingredients, stir, until ingredients are well combined, it will be a bit lumpy. Do Not Beat!
  3. Pour into 9" X 12" stoneware pan that's been lined w/parchment paper and lightly sprayed w/oil [misto]. Bake at 350 for 35 min. Test to make sure it is cooked through, by inserting a toothpick. Cool 10 min. turn out of pan and cool completely.

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About Grandma Barr's Wacky Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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