Wacky Cake

Lynn Pierce


I clipped this recipe many years ago when my like was quite "wacky"! It is so simple (you don't need a mixing bowl), yet so delicious! You can frost it, or not. I usually sifted powdered sugar over the top. My kids loved it! It is perfect when you need to take something to a function at the last minute. No clean up!


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
35 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsweetened cocoa, stirred before measuring to remove lumps
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 5 Tbsp
    oil or melted butter
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    cidar vinegar
  • 1 c
    water, warm
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder

How to Make Wacky Cake


  1. In ungreased 8x8" pan combine well, flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. (Yes, right in the pan!)
  2. Make three (3) holes in mixture; pour oil/melted butter into one, vanilla into another, and vinegar into third.
  3. Add warm water and mix until well blended.
  4. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 35-40 minutes or till pick inserted in center comes out cleam.
  5. Serve as is, frost, or sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.
  6. Enjoy!

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About Wacky Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #easy #kid #friendly

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