Wacky Cake Recipe

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This recipe was personally prepared by Patrick Cicalese for the July 2015 meeting with the Curious Cuisiners.

February/March 2006 Cook's Country magazine recipe


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6 to 8
15 Min
30 Min


  • 1-1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    natural cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 5 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
  • ·
    confectioners' sugar

How to Make WACKY CAKE


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 8 inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt together in pan. Make one large and 2 small craters in the dry ingredients. Add oil into the large crater and and vinegar and vanilla into remaining small craters.
  3. Pour water into pan and mix just until a few streaks of flour remain. Immediately put the pan in oven.
  4. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 30 minutes. Cool in pan, then dust with confectioners sugar. If tightly wrapped, cake will keep for 3 days at room temperature.

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Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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