wacky cakeWe don’t know why this is called Wacky Cake… Maybe just that it’s totally WACKY that such a delicious chocolate cake can be made without eggs, butter, or dairy!  (The whipped cream on top is an optional indulgence.)  Enjoy this awesome cake from the kitchen of Cathy Smith- our chef’s mom!



Wacky Cake

A light, moist, classic chocolate cake that just happens to be vegan!

  • Author: Smith Family
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: about 9
  • Category: Dessert


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs. white vinegar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare an 8 x 8 pan with non-stick spray.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together by hand. Add the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Pour into your prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the top is springy and a tester inserted in the center comes out dry.
  6. Keep this cake vegan by serving as is, or dusting with confectioner’s sugar. Or, top with your favorite icing or a dollop of freshly-whipped cream.

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!