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Wacky Cake IV

Wacky Cake IV

"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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servings 412 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings


  • Calories:
  • 412 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 75.9g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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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 t...

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

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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 t...

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 t...

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 de...

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.

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 ...

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

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...

I used to bake this cake 50 years ago when I was in high school. I think my grandma showed me how. It's very good. I baked it in a loaf pan this time so I could do an Ina Garten dessert that us...

I tried this one day when I was short on ingredients, and it has since become one of my few regular recipes. It is moist and delicious, and easy to make. I only make half the icing, and it is qu...

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