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    Jean's White Wacky Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    strider's Note:

    Traditionally Wacky Cake is chocolate but my Mom needed a white cake when I was young so she made a small change to the recipe by adding custard powder instead of cocoa. My wife keeps up the tradition (wacky cakes are the only cakes we make) and chooses the color of cake depending on the occasion. It is a great cake on a summer afternoon topped with whipped cream and your favourite fresh fruit.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6-8

    Yield:

    cake

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Sift flour, sugar, custard powder,soda and salt into an ungreased 8"x8" baking dish.
    2. 2
      Punch 3 holes in the flour mixture and add the shortening in the largest hole, vinegar in the next and vanilla in the last hole.
    3. 3
      Cover with cold water.
    4. 4
      Stir with a fork paying attention to the sides and corners.
    5. 5
      Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).
    6. 6
      This recipe doubles easily into a 9"x13" pan.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 30, 2011

      35

      Dense texture, not a bad taste though. Wasn't what I was looking for.

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    • on December 01, 2009

      25

      This was simple to make, however it has a dense texture and a strong aftertaste. Sorry.

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    • on March 24, 2008

      55

      This is a delicious cake and so easy to make. When making it one day, we were out of vinegar so used lemon juice. Worked wonderfully. I agree that it is especially good with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Thanks from SASKATOON!

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    Nutritional Facts for Jean's White Wacky Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (91 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 358.3
     
    Calories from Fat 117
    32%
    Total Fat 13.1 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    16%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 405.8 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 57.2 g
    19%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 33.4 g
    133%
    Protein 3.2 g
    6%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    custard powder

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