Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wacky Cake! A Recipe from the War...

This a great recipe that apparently had its origins in the war when eggs were rationed - the resourceful bakers came up with a way to get a fabulous cake without using eggs. In my house this type of cake has always been called Wacky Cakes and they are quite often made for quick birthday cakes as well as really good mini cupcakes.

Wacky Chocolate Cake

Combine together in a bowl:
1.5 c flour (I use white - it's a treat)
1 c white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp cocoa

Add to dry:
1 c water
1 Tbsp vinegar
5 Tbsp oil

Mix until lumps are gone. Bake in a greased 9x9 pan for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees farenheit. For the mini muffins I bake for approximately 10 minutes - watch them and use a toothpick to see if they're done.

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