Out of butter, eggs, and/or milk? -No problem!
I first saw this cake being made at a friends house when I was in the 2nd grade. I can remember being so intrigued to see a cake made in the same pan it was baked it!
Wacky Cake is a timeless recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is known for being a Depression Era cake that originated during wartime rationing when ingredients such as milk, butter and eggs were scarce. This cake contains no dairy but relies on the vigorous bubbly reaction between the vinegar and baking soda to make the it rise. Seriously, this cake should be called "EASY ONE PAN CHOCOLATE CAKE" because that describes it perfectly.
3 cups flour
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
10 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cup water
Sift flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt together into a greased 9 x 13" baking dish. Make three wells (2 small, one large) in the dry ingredients. Pour vinegar into one small well, vanilla into the other small well, and the oil into the large well. Pour water over all. Mix until smooth and well incorporated.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost and enjoy.
Sift 3 cups flour
2 cups of sugar
6 tablespoons of cocoa powder
and one teaspoon of salt
together into a greased 9 x 13" baking dish
Like so. . ..
Make three wells, or depressions, in the flour cocoa mixture like so.
two small, one large
Pour 2 teaspoons of vanilla into one of the small wells
and 2 teaspoons of vinegar into the other small well
Pour 10 tablespoons of oil into the large well.
Pour two cups of water over all.
Mix until well combined
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
This may take longer due to the vinegar.
Allow to cool completely before frosting.