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Wacky Cake II Recipe

Wacky Cake II

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"Children will love the cake you make from this recipe for a simple chocolate cake with a simple chocolate frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 -9 inch square cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 inch square pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, 1 cup of the sugar, 1/4 cup of the cocoa, the soda, and the salt. Stir in the vinegar, oil, water, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Let cake cool. Then spread chocolate icing over top.
  4. To Make Chocolate Icing: Combine 1 cup of the sugar, 1/4 cup of the cocoa, the milk, and the butter or margarine. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and continue stirring until partially cool. Spread over cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2011

Great cake! Easy to make and all ingredients are common so always on hand. I thought the salt was just a wee too much so I reduced it to 1/2 teaspoon. Watch the cooking time as mine was done a little sooner than called for. I also used leftover coffee from the morning in place of the water for a deeper flavor and used chocolate extract in place of vanilla. This cake is even better the next day. **Update** made this again with the icing which reminds me of a texas sheet cake icing. Most of them are made with powder sugar for a smoother frosting but made with regular sugar wasn't bad. The sugar did melt but becomes ever so slightly crystalized (hardly notice) in spots when cooled. Halfed the icing and spread out thin over top of cake in pan and it was just enough to add a sweet chocolate layer which was enjoyable.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 12, 2004

This is the first time I've made and tasted a Wacky Cake. Someone recommended it to me, and this was the recipe she sent. This is an easy cake to make, and it fills the kitchen with a dreamy chocolate cake smell. It's good and moist, and will fulfill any sudden chocolate cravings you may have. My only problem was with the icing. I followed the recipe to a T, but my icing came out gritty, like sand. But don't let this deter you. The cake is good without the icing.


15 Ratings

Feb 07, 2007

This is so easy and turns out moist but not too heavy. Ingredients are on hand and so I make this at the last minute when we have an urge for something chocolate. It is small so it does not last long. (I do not ice this cake so I cannot rate the icing) Stands on its own.

Feb 16, 2011

Absolutely loved it!! Great chocolate fix cake. Only thing i'll do different next time is add a little less sugar, (husband thought it was too sweet) other than that its awesome. If you want a moist cake.. this is it.

Feb 04, 2011

This cake was only so-so. It had great texture- moist, fluffy, but it wasn't really chocolatey enough for me.

Mar 16, 2010

great cake, I made this for a family dinner with some friends that have a ason with egg allergies.

Mar 29, 2014

I have made this a few times with a bit of honing but not much and I love it. I made it this am and made a concoction of items such as peanut butter,cream a bit of this and a bit of that as I am always experimenting with things. The end result is simply stupendous! Thank you for sharing!

Mar 29, 2014

This cake is as good as any other chocolate cake. I used a Paleo icing and not the one with this recipe because I wanted to try a Paleo icing. The two went well together and we enjoyed a healthier chocolate cake.


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 330 mg
  • 13%

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

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