Wacky Cake is an easy recipe to use to make various cakes and cupcakes.
- 1 1/2 cups flour*
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)**
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vinegar (do not omit)
- 5 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Do not beat.
Pour into a greased cake or cupcake pan. Bake for 35 minutes for cake, 20 minutes for cupcakes.
*Gluten-free option: Substitute 1 3/4 cups gluten-free flour mix for wheat flour. Add 1 teaspoon xanthan gum.
**See Kathy P's Wacky Cake recipe for other flavor options such as lemon, orange and spice and for flour options for wheat and gluten-free.
Looking for ways to decorate your Wacky Cake? Here are some ideas from KFA:
- Strawberry butterfly cake
- Allergy-friendly vanilla silk frosting
- Easy cupcake rosettes
- How to decorate an allergy-friendly cake (three-part series)
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