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Also known as Wacky Cake, this cake is made with no egg, milk, and butter. I used this recipe.
3 cups cake flour, sifted
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons white vinegar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups cold water
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Combine cake flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Make 3 holes in mixture. Into the first hole, pour the vanilla extract, into the second hole, the vinegar and into the third hole, the vegetable oil. Pour cold water over all. Mix with fork or wire whisk until well blended; do not overbeat. Mixture may contain some small lumps.
3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar.
I didn’t have cake flour, so what I ended up doing was using about 2 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour and 4 tablespoons of potato starch. It came out all right. I think it tastes okay. We’ll see what my parents say when they try it.