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Monday, March 19, 2012

Chocolate Wacky Cake-Super Easy!!

After re-introducing the Chocolate Cake in a Mug recipe to my kids, they have been making them for themselves quite often!  That brought to mind another fun cake recipe I used to make regularly, but haven't made for quite some time!  A Wacky Cake!  This is a cake that turns out great and is not too sweet.  It saves on dishes as it is mixed all in the cake pan!  Here's what you need to get it done!

Oil, baking powder, baking soda, flour, sugar, salt, cocoa,
vanilla, vinegar and water. plus a 9 x 13 inch cake pan.

Into the cake pan, (ungreased), put all of the dry ingredients.

Stir is all up with a fork....

...until it looks like this!

Now, make 3 holes or dips in the dry  mixture.

Put one of the 3 wet ingredients into each of the holes.
My oil overflowed it's hole, so I made a new one for the vanilla.

Next, pour the warm water over the whole works.

Stir it up until it is all evenly mixed and there are no lumps of dry stuff anywhere.
Pop it into a 350 F. oven for about 25 minutes. 

It's done when a toothpick poked in the middle comes out clean.

Baked!  I sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and let them soften, then spread them around instead of icing. You can ice this, eat it with whipped topping, ice cream or just all by itself. It's a nice moist cake.

And that's about it...well, except for the eating part. I'm pretty sure you can figure that part out for yourself! 

Here is the recipe:
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. oil (or melted margarine)
2 cups warm water
chocolate chips (optional)

I'd love to know what you think. Did your family enjoy this cake?  Did you find it as easy to make as I do? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to 'like' and 'share'!

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  • At March 20, 2012 , Blogger Sherry said...

    That looks easy and I have those ingredients in my pantry! May try this today. Cake for breakfast? Yes please! :) Have a great day!

  • At March 20, 2012 , Blogger Lish said...

    MMMM...chocolate...this looks so good!

  • At March 21, 2012 , Blogger Babblings and More said...

    I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!! Thanks for following our blog! Your blog is SUPER cute! We are following you back!
    Brooke from

  • At March 21, 2012 , Blogger ms.composure said...

    Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post new follower! :)

  • At February 11, 2013 , Blogger Brenda said...

    I love that you don't have to dirty a bunch of dishes to create this yummy looking cake! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!!

    Your Newest GFC Follower ;),

  • At September 20, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks for a super easy recipe.very well described too.
    I made it as soon as I read the post. Loved it. The cake was super moist. It however tasted vapid. I felt like a pinch of salt was required. Please advise.


  • At January 28, 2015 , Blogger Jennifer Roe said...

    A great no egg cake! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

  • At February 06, 2015 , Anonymous Brandi @ said...

    This is great! I've never heard of a wacky cake before. I love it. Thanks for sharing on Bloggers Brags. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  • At February 06, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Are you sure you added the salt? The recipe calls for 1/2 a teaspoon.-Sue

  • At February 06, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Yes, no eggs! I make this one on our trapline where we don't usually have any fresh eggs. Works great!-Sue

  • At February 06, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Brandi! I used to make this for my hubby's lunch when he was working at a mill. I'd bake one up, let it cool and then cut it into pieces and wrap each piece in plastic wrap, then freeze them all. That way, there was cake for him everyday, it stayed fresh, kept his lunch cold and I didn't eat the whole thing!!! I have also made a Spice Cake version of this. Hmm..maybe another post topic?-Sue


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