Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wacky Cake

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350. Sift together dry ingredients into un-greased 9x9 baking pan. Pour in oil, vinegar, vanilla, and cold water. Mix well, avoiding overzealous mixing.

Bake 25-30 minutes. Let cool and cut into squares.

What I did differently from the recipe:

What I'll do differently next time:

Neutral. I made this because I just had all the ingredients and didn't have to buy anything. But I'm not sure why it's called "Wacky Cake". It just didn't do much for me. I sprinkled powdered sugar on top because the middle of the cake sank! I'm not sure what I did for that to happen. It just tasted like a plain old chocolate cake to me. I poured caramel over a piece and that tasted good, and then on another piece I put raspberry preserves and that was good. But the cake alone didn't impress me. Now that I think about it, if it was frosted it would probably be better. But this recipe is going in the trash. (The verdict is neutral because it wasn't bad, I just don't prefer this type of cake. You might actually love it!)

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