Desserts

Wacky Cake


Posted: October 22

Time: 1 hour

Yield: 10 servings

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Here's what's truly wacky about Wacky Cake: you can make a moist and decadently rich chocolate cake without ever touching milk or eggs. Instead, a few pantry standards can create something crazy-delicious. Or perhaps this is what makes it wacky: when slathered with your favorite frosting, this can take you back to your most beloved memories. Yes, in an hour or less, you could find yourself enjoying mouthfuls of chocolate-flavored nostalgia. Why not dig in?


Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water
frosting of your flavor of choice (optional)

Directions

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

In an 8x8-inch ungreased cake pan, sift the flour, salt, cocoa, baking soda, and sugar together.

Step 3

Form three depressions in the dry ingredients mixture, resulting in three separate wells. Then pour vinegar into one well, oil into the next, and vanilla into the last.

Step 4

Pour water over the top, then stir very well with a fork.

Step 5

Bake at 350 degrees F until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes.

Step 6

Top with a frosting of your choice, if desired, or eat it on its own!


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