Dessert · Vegan Recipes

Wacky Cake

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Wacky Cake


Serves 6


1-1/2 cups (192 grams) all-purpose flour

1 cup (201 grams) granulated sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

6 tablespoons (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons) vegetable oil

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

1 cup water

Chocolate Glaze:

3/4 cup (125 grams) dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli)

3 tablespoons margarine or vegan butter spread

1 tablespoon corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch cake pan heavily with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  2. Add the wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool before taking out of the pan.
  4. To make the glaze – place the chocolate chips, margarine, corn syrup, and vanilla extract in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each increment, until everything is completely melted and combined. (Do not microwave for more than 30 seconds at a time) Pour over the cooled cake, and top with sprinkles if desired. Let the glaze come to room temperature and harden a little bit, or serve immediately.


Cake adapted from Allrecipes

Glaze adapted from Allrecipes


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