Wacky cake

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Wacky cake
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Dry ingredients for a wacky cake
Type Cake
Main ingredients Flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, vegetable oil, white vinegar, vanilla extract
Cookbook:Wacky cake  Wacky cake

Wacky cake is a spongy, cocoa-based cake. It is unique in that unlike most pastries and desserts, no eggs, butter or milk are used to make the cake batter.

It is commonly believed[citation needed] Wacky Cake may have been created as the result of rationing during World War II, when milk and eggs were scarce. Active ingredients in wacky cake include flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, vegetable oil, white vinegar and vanilla extract.[1] Some recipes add brewed coffee as an additional ingredient. The cake may be topped with icing or confectioner's sugar, or even served plain.

The cake is considered a popular delicacy at bake sales in numerous rural regions of the United States.


  1. ^ Bracken, Peg (1960). I Hate to Cook Book. Harcourt Brace. ASIN B001C4NMQW. 

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