Talk:Wacky cake

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Recipe moved from article[edit]

Moved the recipe from the article hear for temporary keeping, as Wikipedia is not a how-to manual or cookbook. An editor is welcome to have the recipe moved to the cookbook. (Also, there is an external link to a recipe in the article.)Geoff T C 23:00, 28 June 2009 (UTC)


A common recipe for wacky cake is as follows:


  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  • Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking soda into a large bowl.
  • Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  • Blend thoroughly.
  • Pour into a greased square pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 35–40 minutes.

Alleged creator[edit]

A search for the sourceless "Beatrice Fe O'Hearn" (including some variations on the name) who the article claimed invented the cake with an extremely weaselly "Some have said..." found no results that did not appear to originate from this page via wiki-scrapers etc., so I've removed it. (By the way, the cake is delicious.) --Arvedui (talk) 07:54, 3 February 2013 (UTC)