Wacky Cake III

Wacky Cake III


"You might think this cake recipe is a bit wacky because it has vinegar but no eggs, but only until you're enjoying a rich chocolate cake."


servings 476 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 85.3g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 596 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, white sugar, baking soda, salt and 6 tablespoons of the cocoa into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  3. Drizzle melted margarine and the vinegar over the flour mixture. Add the vanilla and cold water and stir well to remove lumps.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Spread with chocolate frosting.
  5. To Make Chocolate Frosting: Combine the confectioner's sugar, 6 tablespoons water, 3 tablespoons cocoa, and 1/2 cup of the margarine. Heat until melted and stir until smooth add vanilla and nuts if desired, and spread over cake.
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  1. 24 Ratings


The original recipe for Wacky Cake is from the 1940s when ingredients such as eggs were rationed, and also because many people still did not have electric frigs and could not store dairy items f...

This was my Mom's go-to cake while I was growing up. Can't count how many times we baked this together. Sigh... Only changes are: I use 3/4 cup melted crisco instead of the butter and I use a di...

MIX CAKE BATTER IN A BOWL!! It was instinct to mix this up in a bowl. I sifted all the dry first, then mixed up the wet ingredients together, then made a well in the centre and it mixed up bea...

Wow. Great cake. Just about everyone ate it, including my daughter's friends, my family etc. I did use veggie oil substitute instead of margarine but otherwise kept it the same. You can smell a ...

Very YUMMY cake! I mixed everything in one bowl in order given. Great because you don't need to grease and flour the pan! And I used the advice of another reviewer, coffee instead of water! ...

Excellent spur of the moment cake, because it does not require eggs. Rises to look like a normal cake. The frosting was very rich.

Made this cake last week for my family (minus the icing). It was absolutely the best cake! I have never made a cake from scratch before and this was better than any cake from a box. Definitely w...

I really enjoyed the way this cake tasted, though I did do the veggie oil subsitution for butter, and powdered sugar on top instead of frosting. To me it was plenty rich and chocolatey without c...

excellent! I, too, chose to make a homemade buttercream frosting but love the cake--we never have eggs readily on hand and this tasted amazing!