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Wacky Cake - Dump Cake Delish Surprise it's Vegan!!

This old cake was popular during the war when rationing limited foods like milk, eggs, sugar and butter. It uses baking soda and vinegar mixed at the last moment for lift instead of eggs. It's really good and a lot of fun to make with kids. The original recipe called for 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour and 1/2 cup of oil but I lightened it up a bit without compromising taste. If you like, feel free to use the original ingredients

2 bits of wisdom on this cake 1)make it right in the pan, no really! 2) do not over mix simply stir until only a few streaks of flour remain then quickly pop it in the oven

Wacky Cake
Serves 6 to 8
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup water
Confectioners' sugar

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease your pan
8X8 is a good size
Sift the flours, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in the prepared pan. Make 1 large and 2 small craters in the dry ingredients. Add the oil and apple sauce to the large crater and vinegar and vanilla separately to the remaining small craters. Pour the water into the pan and mix until just a few streaks of flour remain. Immediately put the pan in the oven.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pan, then dust with confectioners' sugar. (The cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.)


  1. I love that you can make it right in the pan! Dishes are my domestic nemesis!

  2. I know Christina! Wait till you have kids triple dishes I swear!

    Mimi yes it is odd but try it, it's great! And fun.

  3. Sounds odd, but I trust you as always. Man I would have to go shopping for some items, I think I need a pantry like you ... LOL

  4. That definitely sounds wacky! My daughter would have fun with this :)

  5. Sounds very yummy. Maybe I'll make this as my Easter present to myself.

  6. Little Miss keeps asking me to make her a chocolate cake to take to parties (the one I have in the freezer right now is a yellow one). I'm SOOOO saving this one to make for her (dairy free!) next time. And no dishes... my husband will be thrilled!


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