Simple Wacky Cake

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If you want to bake a cake, this simple wacky cake recipe is the one to try out. You are going to be amazed by how easy this cake is to bake, and it barely takes any time at all. A cake recipe like this one is great for any occasion, or if you just get a sweet craving and would like a dessert after dinner. Wacky cake recipes provide us with a great egg free cake recipe for those who are either allergic to eggs or people who choose not to eat them for ethical reasons, like vegans who don't eat animal products by choice. While eggs are healthy to eat, if you do eat eggs, you should always make sure that they are from a free range farm where the chickens are treated very well and allowed to roam free. Also, check into what kinds of medicine they give their chickens so you know what may end up in the eggs as a byproduct of being in the chicken. Usually when a cake recipe calls for an egg, and you don't want to use one, you can use flax seed to mimic the consistency of the egg. Just one teaspoon of ground flax seed and one teaspoon of water, wait fifteen minutes or so and then use as you would a regular egg.

Nutrition Facts for: Simple Wacky Cake from Brown Eyed Baker

Ingredients: All purpose flour, granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, white vinegar, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, water, unsalted butter, powdered sugar.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 9 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 356, Calories from Fat 269, Total Fat 29.9g 46%, Saturated Fat 14.9g 75%, Cholesterol 54mg 18%, Sodium 546mg 23%, Potassium 47mg 1%, Carbohydrates 23.8g 8%, Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%, Sugars 22.5g, Protein 0.7g, Vitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 2%

For this egg free cake recipe, oil is used which somewhat mimics the egg that would be used in a regular cake recipe. If you have ever baked a regular cake, you will know that there is usually some milk or some butter in the cake along with the eggs. But for the wacky cake there are some other ingredients that when mixed together to bake a cake, come out just as fluffy and delicious as all of the other ingredients. The wacky cake recipe was first created in the great depression after the war, when many people didn't really have a lot of money to purchase expensive food ingredients for desserts like butter, eggs and milk. Those ingredients would be used elsewhere for creating substantial meals if they were used at all. But mostly, people couldn't afford them, so, they became creative and used other ingredients to create the cake and make it just as good as a cake with all of the dairy and eggs in it. You may be shocked to find out what some of the ingredients are and how they all work so well to bake a cake that is so delicious. No one will be able to guess it is essentially a vegan cake. There are ways that you can make this cake gluten free, but make sure you check a substitutions chart for how to substitute in gluten free flour for precise measurements. Enjoy this great recipe shared by Michelle from her food blog, the Brown Eyed Baker. Try out some of her other great dessert recipes and some meal recipes as well. She even has some home and gardening tips that you may find useful and inspiring.***

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