28 November 2012

Tried and True Recipe: Lemon Wacky Cake


(Shown here with fresh strawberry sauce)

Chocolate Wacky Cake is the cake I make most often. It doesn’t use butter (so expensive here), but it still is very moist and delicious.

This is another kind of wacky cake. Lemon! They call it ‘wacky’ because it rises using the age old volcano science experiment combination of baking soda and vinegar. You can’t taste the vinegar, don’t worry.

Some people also call them ‘depression cakes’ because they are SO cheap to make… with no eggs or butter! Another reason to love them? You hardly dirty any dishes in the process.

Whisk together in medium bowl:

1 1/2 c flour

1 c sugar

1 t baking soda

1/2 t salt

Then add:

6 T oil

1 T vinegar

1 t almond extract (I skip this)

1/4 c fresh squeezed lemon juice (use more lemon juice and less water if you want a stronger flavor)

3/4 c cold water

Pour in greased 8 by 8 or 9 by 9 inch pan

Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Glory! Could a cake get ANY easier?


  1. I'm going to try this! I've made chocolate wacky cake before too. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Yummy! Can't wait to try it! Sounds healthier than conventional cake as well!!


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