Saturday, February 27, 2010

Our Favorite Cake

This cake has been THE FAVORITE CAKE in our family for since I was born.  It is the cake my brothers and I always wanted for our birthdays.  The recipe for Wacky Cake went into my third grade class cookbook, because it was our family's favorite.  It is easy and always turns out delicious.  I never use a cake mix because of this recipe.  It is the easiest dessert I make.  It is best with vanilla ice cream or a glass of cold milk.  Yummy!

Too bad this was the only piece left to take a picture of--I made 3 of these cakes this week!

Wacky Cake
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. cocoa powder

1 T. vinegar
1 t. vanilla
1/3 c. oil
1 c. cold water

Mix dry ingredients together and then stir in liquids.  Mix well and pour into 9x13 inch pan. (Can use smaller pan for thicker cake, adjust baking time as needed.)  Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees, until toothpick in center comes out clean.

I double this recipe for a thick cake and increase the baking time to 30-40 min.

1 c. sugar
1/2 stick butter/margarine
1/4 c. milk
2 T. cocoa powder

Heat in sauce pan on top of stove.  Stir over medium high heat until boiling. When it reaches a boil that cannot be stirred down, time 1 minute, stirring continuously.  Then place pan in cold water in the sink to cool the icing.  Stir frequently until it begins to cool and thicken.  Pour over cake.  (No need to adjust for the bigger cake.)

1 comment:

  1. Really?! I've seen it in the Cornerstone cookbook and never made it. But now, I'm thinking I should. And 3 in one week? Wow!