Wacky Cake

Wacky Cake Recipe

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Laurie Caverly Jerry


This is an all-time favorite in our family. It's been handed down for 3 generations now. It is quick and simple, no mixing bowl required. The cake comes out firm and moist, and can be eaten with or without frosting. This can be modified for a diabetic diet with no change in flavor.


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16-2" x 2"
15 Min
30 Min


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1-1/2 c
1 c
sugar or sugar substitute
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
5 Tbsp
1 c
water, warm

How to Make Wacky Cake


  • 1In 8 x 8 pan, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Make 3 wells, add vanilla, vinegar, and oil. Pour water over all and mix until smooth.
  • 2Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool and frost if desired.
  • 3I use Easy Frosting #1-LJ (recipe also posted).

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About Wacky Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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