" Wacky " Spice Cake

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"I think the name " Wacky " Cake comes from the fact that you don't need milk or eggs for this cake to do it's thing. And that thing is " making it moist and delicious ". Since it doesn't contain any eggs,feel free to let the " kiddos " lick the fork or whisk after mixing (shhhh,you can too. ;) ). I've seen other recipes for this type of cake that add cocoa powder, but I've left out the cocoa and added a small amount of #recipe5151 by Luvcookn.I felt like this worked best with #recipe3266 By Gerry,but if you want to use a Caramel Frosting I bet that would be good too. And if you need a larger cake,just double the ingredients and bake in a 9 by 13 inch pan.You can also use two prepared 8 inch round cake pans if you need a layer cake,just make sure you double ingredients.Just adjust your baking time. Posted to this site on Sept.29th.2013." Keep Smiling :)"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (61 g)
  • Calories 182.3
  • Total Fat - 6.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 203.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 16.7 g
  • Protein - 1.6 g
  • Calcium - 3.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

In a medium size bowl,sift together first 5 dry ingredients.

Step 3

Make three "wells", in first well, pour in vegetable oil.

Step 4

In the second well, add vinegar, in third well add vanilla.

Step 5

Pour cold water over all and mix well with fork or whisk.

Step 6

Add spice mix and mix well,then taste, if you feel like it needs more spice add another 1/2 teaspoon.

Step 7

Bake in a greased 8 by 8 inch pan for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near center comes out slightly clean.

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A Billboard Tag that reminded me of a friend's long ago chocolate snack cake coffee hour offering, a dense chocolate brownie like cake that always saw to an empty platter. Made as posted using lovcookn's lovey spice mix which I always keep on hand. As suggested I frosted with my Cream Cheese Frosting. We loved the cream cheese frosting om this spice cake! While the texture was more like a brownie it was good, being easy will likely see me making this again.

review by:
(30 Oct 2013)


I have been making the chocolate version of this recipe since I was 7 years old (almost 60 years) and it has always been my fallback recipe for a quick dessert and a moist snack cake, but this spice version has become my new favorite. I didn't make the frosting, but topped it with some whipped topping. Delicious.

review by:
(10 Oct 2013)


This was a good cake I liked it and it's easy. I love the spice blend to, I made two pans one pan 8x8 would not be enough for our family. I made only one change, I used 7-Up instead of water because it makes better cakes. I will save this and use the recipe again. Thank you

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(30 Sep 2013)