Wacky Cake: a Versatile Recipe Free of the Top 9 Food Allergens


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 13/4 cups gluten-free flour mix for wheat flour. Add 1 teaspoon xanthan gum.

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