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Wacky Cake IV Recipe

Wacky Cake IV

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"A chocolate cake made by putting dry ingredients into pan first, then placing various ingredients into three scooped out hollows, and pouring cold water over all."

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Original recipe makes 1 -13x9 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Spray one 13x9 inch cake pan with cooking oil spray.
  2. Mix the flour, white sugar, 4 1/2 tablespoons cocoa, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Pour dry ingredients into the prepared pan. Scoop out 3 holes in the dry mixture. Put the vegetable oil in one hole, vinegar in the second hole, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the vanilla in the third hole. Pour the cold water over the top and stir until smooth.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 20 minutes. Ice cake while it is still hot.
  4. To Make Icing: In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter or margarine. Add the cocoa and remove pan from the heat. Stir in the salt, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix in the confectioners' sugar until desired consistency is attained. Spread icing over a still hot cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2005

I would just like to add to anyone making this cake, that simply spreading margarine over the top when it first comes out of the oven is delicious and you don't have to make icing. I've added this because that has how I've been eating it my entire life.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 12, 2014

Confusing recipe. Not sure how much cocoa powder goes in cake or frosting? Don't think ingredients are listed in proper order?

Jul 09, 2008

I must admit I was a bit skeptical... but a great cake it truly is, easy, quick, cheap, and unbelievable! my husband could't believe it had no butter and no eggs. I added candied cherries just to please my little girl but I'm longing to add nuts or a cup of coffee instead of water...

Feb 07, 2008

This is the very best of the best chocolate cake recipes and extremely easy to make. No need to change anything because the cake comes out just perfect to go with delicious icing!! Add some decorative icing and use this as any holiday fun cake. It will be gone in no time!

Jun 30, 2007

This is a wonderful cake and very delicious. I was looking for a cake with no eggs because I have two grandsons who are allergic and this is a real winner.

Jul 26, 2012

this is awesome!My mom use to bake this when we were toddlers,like over 50 yrs and we still love it..We sometimes sprinkler icing sugar instead of icing.Or we use a stencil with icing sugar for themes..One of the best cakes around and so simple...even my kids and granddaughter loves this cake when I bake it..

Sep 20, 2011

For having no eggs and butter this cake is really quite good. I made cupcakes out of it and they turned out nicely.

Sep 21, 2008

My god!! This was the most awesome eggless chocolate cake I've ever tasted!! Everyone ate it right up, there wasn't even a crumb left! And the icing complements the cake perfectly too...


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  • Calories
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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