Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
Mic everything together in a pan and bake.
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons margarine
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup water
- Put the first five ingredients in an ungreased 8 or 9 inch square baking pan and mix.
- Add the last four ingredients. Mix all these ingredients together in the baking pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350.
This cake came out quite well for us. The kids made this at my MIL's house. They added a bit more cocoa, I think 1/4 cup. Also, used butter instead of margarine. They put chocolate chips on top instead of frosting it. They all liked the cake and were impressed with how the vinegar made the soda bubble. Very easy to make. Made and Reviewed for Photo Tag. Thanks! :)
This recipe has been cut in 1/2 to make a smaller cake from the original Wacky Cake recipe. You should use 1 level tsp. of baking soda and 1 c. COLD water. I have been using this recipe for years (full measurements) and it it a favorite for sure! My recipe for Grammie Bea's Special Vanilla Frosting goes very well with this cake. It is sweet, but not overly sweet, and it is a great frosting for designs. After my cake is frosted, I often take the tip of a rounded knife and press down on the frosting and then pull away and it makes picks all over the top of the cake. Very pretty, especially with chopped nuts, sprinkles, Jimmys, or anything else you might want to add on top.
Needed to bake a cake in a hurry but had no eggs. Fell for this recipe as it looked very easy. And it was. However, the taste and feel of the cake was not up to expectations. Pity. Too "clammy", too dense, hardly any chocolatetaste. These are the comments I got when serving the cake. Like I said, a pity.