Wacky Cake and 12 minute Icing

Wacky Cake And 12 Minute Icing Recipe

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Margaret Huff


This recipe comes from my grandma who I miss dearly. She used to make it all the time and then taught me how to make it. This is the most moist chocolate cake I have ever baked or eaten. I hope everyone who makes this recipe enjoys it as much as I do. The recipe calls to bake this cake 30 minutes but in some instances I have had to go as high as 45 minutes. The icing that is used is very good but you have to beat it for 12 minutes. The original recipe makes a small square cake but I double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 inch cake pan.


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20 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    cold water
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp

  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    crisco or lard
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Wacky Cake and 12 minute Icing


  1. Sift together all the dry ingredients
  2. Add the water oil and vinegar and mix thoroughly. This can be done with a spoon or mixer. If you use a mixer you will achieve a denser cake.
  3. Bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Times will vary with ovens and elevations. Bake until fork inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Icing: Cream together the butter, crisco and white sugar.
  5. Add in the flour one tablespoon at a time until incorporated.
  6. Add both the milk and vanilla mixing until incorporated. do this slowly or may splatter everywhere.
  7. Once ingredients are incorporated continue to mix on high for 12 minutes.

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