Wacky Cake

Homemade wacky cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Wacky cake

Wacky cake is a cocoa based sponge, that uses no eggs, butter or milk. It is said to have been created during the second world war when ingredients like eggs milk and butter were scarce. It is a very popular cake in the United States.

Thanks go to Lady Linda for forwarding the recipe to us 


  • 210g Plain flour
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 225ml cold water


Preheat the oven to 180°

Sift together all the dry ingredients and make 3 holes

Put the vegetable oil in one hole, the vinegar in the 2nd hole and the vanilla in the third one.

Pour the cold water over it all and mix well with a fork or a whisk but do not beat.

Pour into an 8 x 8″ baking tray and bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick or sharp end of a knife inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Serve with fresh cream or ice cream…….. I had the pleasure of trying it with both and they are equally yummy……….

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  1. Never thought of that! Next time I will do it as you advise, thank you, it was well worth baking. I will definitely bake it again.
    Michael helped make it, photograph it and test it lol xx

  2. I like your topping of cream here the popular topping for this cake is peanut butter frosting. I usually mix the ingredients in the baking pan always a quick and easy dessert. Did Michael help you, if not, he probably did help eat it .. Though .. Lol.

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