Everyday Meals

Wacky Cake IV

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups cake flour
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 4 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Spray one 13×9 inch cake pan with cooking oil spray.

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  • Step 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.

  • Step 3

    Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 20 minutes. Ice cake while it is still hot.

  • Step 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.

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