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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wacky Cake

Another recipe.  And again this is one I grew up with my Mom making  (This recipe card is actually in my Mom's handwriting).  Yeah Mom!

Reasons I love this recipe - it's easy, it uses only one pan (no bowls for mixing), it's moist, and it's fun!

Wacky Cake

1 1/2 c flour (Note: I have not tried using 1/2 whole wheat, but will next time I make the cake)
3 tb cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda

Sift above ingredients in 8x8 pan.  Make 3 wells.

5 TB melted butter/margarine/oil (I wonder if applesauce would work to decrease the fat)
1 tsp vanilla
1 TB vinegar
1 C water

Mix butter, vanilla and vinegar in separate bowl.  Note:  I normally use a glass measuring cup to melt my butter and then add the vanilla and vinegar to the cup (less dishes to wash).

Pour into those 3 wells you made.

Pour water over top of everything and stir.

Bake in ungreased pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Another reason I love this cake is because I don't feel so guilty eating it - it doesn't need any frosting!  And it's perfectly delicious still warm - no waiting for it to cool.

But I realized I need to do some experimenting for replacing some ingredients as I typed out the recipe.  Guess my family will be guinea pigs next FHE.  Hope it turns out yummy!

1 comment:

Michelle Church said...

Thanks. I'll have to give it a try.