Here's what's truly wacky about Wacky Cake: you can make a moist and decadently rich chocolate cake without ever touching milk or eggs. Instead, a few pantry standards can create something crazy-delicious. Or perhaps this is what makes it wacky: when slathered with your favorite frosting, this can take you back to your most beloved memories. Yes, in an hour or less, you could find yourself enjoying mouthfuls of chocolate-flavored nostalgia. Why not dig in?
Ingredients• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 cup white sugar • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil • 1 cup water • frosting of your flavor of choice (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In an 8x8-inch ungreased cake pan, sift the flour, salt, cocoa, baking soda, and sugar together.
Form three depressions in the dry ingredients mixture, resulting in three separate wells. Then pour vinegar into one well, oil into the next, and vanilla into the last.
Pour water over the top, then stir very well with a fork.
Bake at 350 degrees F until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes.
Top with a frosting of your choice, if desired, or eat it on its own!