Wacky Cake

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Recipe Information

Recipe Created By: Kelly Enriques


6 Tbsp cooking oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cold water


Sift dry ingredients into a 7″x7″ baking pan Make 3 holes in dry ingredients.

Put vinegar, oil, and vanilla in different holes. Pour over all the 1 cup of cold water.

Mix with a fork until well mixed. Don’t forget the corners.

Bake at 350 °F for 25-30 min. Frost while in pan.


For a gluten-free version, see Kathy P’s Wacky Cake.


Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in specific grains (wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, rye). Other grains are naturally gluten-free but may have cross-contact with gluten-containing grains. Look for certified gluten-free products if you need to avoid gluten. Find out more about wheat and gluten substitutions.

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