Wacky Cake

40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
9 ingredients
6-8 servings
Ultra moist and easy cake from Cook's Illustrated: While the name implies comical roots, Wacky Cake was actually born out of the seriousness of wartime rationing. At various times during the world wars, eggs, butter, sugar, and milk were all in short supply, so inventive home cooks and home economists did their best to create dishes with limited ingredients. Wacky cake is a moist chocolate cake prepared, miraculously enough, without eggs or butter. Despite the omissions, the cake tastes great.

Categories:  <-60-mins , egg-free , low-cholesterol , easy , cakes , inexpensive , free-of... , vegetarian , low-in... , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (114.15 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 339.17 Calories from Fat 113.67
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.63g 116.6%
Saturated Fat 0.96g 28.92%
Trans Fat 0.32g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 159.88mg 39.97%
Total Carbohydrate 53.5g 107.01%
Dietary Fiber 0.84 g 20.25%
Sugars 29.69 g %
Protein 3.23g 38.74%
Vitamin A 0.62IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 6.24mg% Iron 1.47mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unsweetened cocoa powder, table salt, distilled white vinegar, confectioners' sugar