Grandma’s Wacky Cake


This is a Depression era cake recipe.  It also goes by the name of Vinegar Cake.  It is a perfect alternative for those who are allergic to milk or eggs.

Don’t let the ingredients fool you, give it a try.  It is so good you don’t need frosting!  Best served warm topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

You will need an  8” x 8” pan, glass or metal.  Do not grease the pan.

Sift the following ingredients into the baking pan and mix thoroughly:
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup granulated white sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup cocoa powder

Mound the mixed dry ingredients up and make 3 deep holes in the mound with a knife.  Put one of the following ingredients in each hole in the order listed:
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon white vinegar

Pour 1 cup COLD water over all the ingredients and mix well with a spoon.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Hope you enjoy this family favorite!
Juanita Golden
BSAM President-Elect 2013

Leave a Reply