or quick cake, bachelor cake, or just plain old chocolate cake. I prefer the name wacky for several reasons. This cake can be prepared in the same pan as it will be baked. There is absolutely no dairy – so feel free to lick that spoon without guilt! The result is a delicious chocolate cake that took virtually no time to prepare and who really doesn’t love having chocolate cake around?
1 1/2 cups sifted pastry flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Have ready an un-greased 8 inch square pan.
Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt into an un-greased pan. Make a well in the center and pour in the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Mix until blended.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.