Monday, February 22, 2010
Happy Birthday to Me!
by Callie on Monday, February 22, 2010
Wacky cake is the first cake I made all by myself and I remember I was really put out when after receiving a complement on the cake I was told that, no, you didn't make it because it was too good. Sheesh! I'm getting better at this baking in the iron pan, but I find I need to cook at a slower and lower temp to keep the sides and bottom from getting too crispy.
Still, the cake tasted pretty good. Kristine said she noticed the oil (I didn't.) I noticed the lack of a real strong chocolate flavor because I used hot chocolate mix since I was out of baking chocolate. Since there are no milk or eggs in the cake the texture is more like a sponge cake.
If I had used good baking chocolate, I know the cake would have been even better. The more I eat of this cake the more I want. It is addicting. It is a fun cake to make, and with the simple ingredients it isn't going to give me migraines. I sprinkled powdered sugar on top.
Sift together into an un-greased square 8 by 8 by 2 inch pan:
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa or carob powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
Make 3 holes in the flour mixture.
Put in first hole: 1 teaspoon of vinegar.
Put in second hole: 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Put in third hole: 5 tablespoons of salad oil.
Over all the holes pour 1 cup water.
Mix well; bake 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Sprinkle sugar on top or frost.
The Food Timeline
I went searching online for some history about this recipe and found Wacky Cake listed (1949 - Wacky Cake) on the Food Timeline page. This Food Timeline site is way too much fun. I could spend days upon days here reading old recipe books. I love looking back through history by reading recipes and reading about how people lived, ate and the origin of different recipes.
February 22, 2009
Dolores and Jean called me again this year.
Happy 69th Birthday!
They are so sweet!
Kristine got me books, really neat red pot holders and a super duper bread knife from Japan!
I'm going to go read now!
[4 eggs today]
Morgan and the hens were outside in the sun.
I had more photos, but IPhoto developed a problem with it's delete photo function and started freezing up, so I'm letting it rest in hopes it will recover.