Wacky Cake IV

A chocolate cake made by putting dry ingredients into pan first, then placing various ingredients into three scooped out hollows, and pouring cold water over all.

Original recipe makes 1 -13×9 inch cake


2 1/4 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Spray one 13×9 inch cake pan with cooking oil spray.
  2. Mix the flour, white sugar, 4 1/2 tablespoons cocoa, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Pour dry ingredients into the prepared pan. Scoop out 3 holes in the dry mixture. Put the vegetable oil in one hole, vinegar in the second hole, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the vanilla in the third hole. Pour the cold water over the top and stir until smooth.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 20 minutes. Ice cake while it is still hot.
  4. To Make Icing: In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter or margarine. Add the cocoa and remove pan from the heat. Stir in the salt, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix in the confectioners’ sugar until desired consistency is attained. Spread icing over a still hot cake.


Calories: 412 kcal
Carbohydrates: 75.9 g
Cholesterol: 9 mg
Fat: 12.1 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: 2.8 g
Sodium: 314 mg