Dry ingredients for a wacky cake
|Flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, vegetable oil, white vinegar, vanilla extract|
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It is commonly believed 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. Some recipes add brewed coffee as an additional ingredient. The cake may be topped with icing or confectioner's sugar, or even served plain.
It is not known with certainty where Wacky Cake first originated, or who created it. The cake is considered a popular delicacy at bake sales in numerous rural regions of the United States.