Wacky Cake

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Have made it for years…

It was shared by a dear friend.  Thank you Debbie Cook!

This cake has become my SNOWED IN cake, because I always have the ingredients on hand.

Easiest cake I’ve ever made for sure…

Improves with age…better the third day…WACKY!

There is an unusual instruction within the recipe!

A zany picture or two ahead will be observed.  After all, it is a “wacky cake.”

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

 

Did I mention…topping the cake with nuts is an option.  I do half the cake with pecans and the other with no topping, other than the frosting.  It’s a grandchildren thing again.  It’s too much work for them to pick off all the pecans, so I make it easy for them and leave them off their part.

 

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, flour, cocoa, salt and soda.

Mix well.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Pour dry mixture an ungreased 9 x 13 pan.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Make three holes in the dry mixture.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Put vinegar in one hole, melted butter in another, and vanilla in the third hole.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

wacky, silly looking, zany

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Maybe the directions should say…make one hole bigger than the rest.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Pour cold water over the mixture.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Mix well. I mean, mix until your arm hurts. It takes some work to get all the lumps out and you want to make sure you take the time to get most of them. Check all four corners of the pan to make sure there is no dry mixture hiding.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

This what the batter should look like in the pan.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

This is what it looks like when it’s bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Use a cake tester to make sure the center is done, but don’t let it get too done around the edges. The holes are to be expected…granted we made bigger ones earlier so tiny ones after the cake is baked is okay.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Now, it’s time to make the frosting. In a saucepan, add butter, cocoa and milk. Cook on very low heat, stirring until butter is melted.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Stir in vanilla.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Pour frosting over cooled cake.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Smooth icing over entire cake.

WackyCake|My Kitchen Addictions

Sprinkle top of cake with chopped pecans.

Wacky Cake
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • CAKE
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup cold water
  • FROSTING
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2⅔ powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. CAKE
  2. Mix sugar, flour cocoa, salt and soda in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour dry mixture in an ungreased, 9 x 13 cake pan.
  4. Make three holes in dry mixture.
  5. Put vinegar in one hole, melted butter in another and vanilla in the third hole.
  6. Pour cold water over this mixture and mix well.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  8. FROSTING
  9. Put butter, cocoa and milk in saucepan and simmer on low until butter is melted.
  10. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  11. Stir in vanilla.
  12. (optional) Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of cake.

 

Comments

  1. Great looking cake! My kids would love this :)

  2. Yum!!! Looks delicious I’d love to try this out! BTW Love your blog theme!

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