The crazy thing about this wacky cake recipe is how well it cooks! It has a unique preparation method of pouring the wet ingredients into 3 holes made in the dry ingredients. You can also change the way you assemble and frost the cake to your own liking.

How To Make Wacky Cake

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  • 2 ⅔ cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 2/3 cup oil vegetable, canola or corn
  • 2 cup water


  • Mix dry ingredients together. Make 3 holes in the mixture. 
  • Add vanilla in one hole, add vinegar in the second hole, and add oil in the third. Pour water over all and mix for 2 minutes with a mixer. 
  • Pour mixture into a greased 10x13-inch baking dish or 2 round 9-inch pans. 
  • Bake in a 350-degree oven for approximately 30 minutes or when a toothpick comes out slightly crumbly.
  • Stack the layers and frost with a favorite frosting of choice (peanut butter, buttercream, chocolate, etc.). Serve.
  • Alternatively, you can spread raspberry pie filling between the layers and top with a dusting of confectionary sugar or vanilla frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 51g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 3mg