Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chocolate Wacky Cake :)

Dear Friends :)

I still didn't get laptop.Still waiting to get it on November :( I was being interested in joining Blog Hop. It was started by my dear blogger friend Radhika from Tickling Palates. She has an amazing recipes and loved it :) :) Happy to be a part of Blog Hop :) It sounds fun and seeing new friends again and again :) Hopping into another blog,selecting any recipe from partner's blog.It was fun.I was being selected with my partner Vidhya by Radhika.It sounds new and 1st time to join Blog Hop :) and It was amazing and lovely :) I got time to look for my partner Vidhya and visited her blog.I almost visited all her pages especially in cakes,cookies and breads because my blog is only baked goodies :) :) I went through her site and it was amazing.I choose Wacky cake and was wondering why is it called the "Depression Cake" She said in a note which has no butter and eggs.Wow its challenging for me,I would like to try it since it has no eggs :). After baked,It is moist cake and very different cake :) It is great for peoples who does not like to put eggs on it :) :)

Well I can tell you Why is it called Wacky Cake  as I read it from one book named America's Best Lost Recipes.It said During both world wars,it was short in supply leading American women to  devise a variety of "make- do"cakes like this one.Still could not understand,An American women made this strange cake which has dry ingredients mixed together along with 3 holes one is large with oil and other 2 smaller ones with extract and vinegar separately.It is all mixed up gently with wooden spoon.It should not be over mix. It is so soft and moist cake. Thank you Vidhya :)


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional) I didn't add.You can add,


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  •  In a medium mixing bowl, Whisk all the dry ingredients except chocolate chips together .  
  • Grease a 8 inch square pan with oil or baking spray.
  • Add all the dry ingredients to the greased baking pan.Make 3 holes as craters,Large one add oil to it.
  • The other smaller ones add vinegar and vanilla extract separately.
  • Mix gently by adding water with wooden spoon.Do not over mix.
  • Bake it for about 20 minutes.While baking, center of the cake is gooey and wet, add chocolate chips if you want. 
  • Once the tooth pick comes out clean with few crumbs to it.
  • Allow it to cool on the cooling rack.
  • Garnish it with powdered sugar.
  • Serve it :)

Happy Baking :)

Sending to Blog Hop :)


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