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Friday, March 5, 2010

Easiest Chocolate Cake Recipe you MUST have.

This Chocolate Cake recipe is super easy, and VERY yummy. It's Vegan, meaning, egg, and dairy free. This Cake is all around fantastic. I was thinking the other day while whipping up a quick batch as cupcakes, that I really should share this ease with the public.

It's lack of difficulty aside, this recipe is also a plus because you are avoiding those mixes, full of preservatives, and who knows what really.... And this recipe will save you money. Quite Honestly box cake mixes require hand mixers and this recipe does NOT. you just stir it. SO easy.

This recipe was given to me by a friend, who also has a child with food allergies (like we do), On her blog, she writes up more yummy recipes...This cake, It's termed Wacky Cake, which I thought and found to be correct after a very tiny amount of research. This was an old recipe from, forever ago.
from Wikipedia:
"It is not known for a fact where Wacky Cake first originated, or who created it. However, it has been said that the recipe was first created by Beatrice Fe O'Hearn, who has passed it down through her family and friends since the late 1930s. The cake is considered a popular delicacy at bake sales in numerous rural regions of the United States."

Well now! Here is this splendid 'delicacy' of a recipe you really will use again and again. I hope it makes your busy life a little easier too.
(Below you'll see it's easy enough for a 5 year old to help with.)
Wacky Cake
makes 12 cupcakes or a round or square 9" pan
Can easily be doubled or tripled in a large mixing bowl.

1 1/2 Cups flour
3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
5 Tablespoons Canola Oil
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 Cup Cold Water

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Place Flour, Cocoa, Baking Soda, Sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Make three grooves in the dry mix. Pour Oil in one groove, vinegar in another and the vanilla extract in the last groove. Pour cold water over all. Beat with fork til nearly smooth and flour disappears. Pour in greased pan. Bake 30 minutes (20 for cupcakes). Cool Completely before frosting.

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