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Wacky Cake

wacky cake

I grew up with this recipe. When the chickens were not producing eggs, this is the cake my mom baked. It has no eggs and no butter and no milk and that is why it’s called Wacky, but it is oh so yummy.

You won’t be messing up a bowl or your mixer for this one. All you need is a 9 by 12 pan, a spatula and your measuring cups and spoons.

Mix up all the dry ingredients in your 9 by 12 pan. While you are mixing them go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

wacky cake mixing

Now make 3 holes in your dry ingredients 2 small and one large. Pour in the vinegar in one, the vanilla in another, and in the large one the oil.

wacky cake after you pour on water

Then pour 2 cups of warm water over it all, and stir it all up until it is well mixed. Make sure to really get into the corners of the pan. Then place it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

baked wacky cake

This will be the end result. Which is yummy by itself BUT……

iced wacky cake

It is even better with my chocolate truffle icing or for a vegan friendly icing you could try this recipe that uses coconut milk.

easter cupcakesThis recipe also makes 12 delicious giant cupcakes!

Wacky Cake (Vegan Friendly)
  • 3 cups unbleached flour (white wheat would work too)
  • 1tsp soda
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 10 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 10 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups warm water
  1. mix all the dry ingredients into your 9 x13 pan
  2. make 3 holes in the dry ingredients
  3. add vinegar to one hole
  4. add oil to the second hole
  5. add vanilla to the third hole
  6. Pour 2 cups warm water over the entire pan.
  7. mix ingredients well.
  8. Place in preheated oven of 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Inching from Indifference:Part 4:Too Many Goals

I am a big fan of “To Do” lists and goal setting. I believe in the saying “if you aim for nothing you will hit it every time”, and I want my time here on this earth to have amounted to something.

Unfortunately I have not yet mastered, that a day only has 24 hours, and in those 24 hours I have to make time to sleep and eat, and spend time building relationships with the ones I love.

See that “To Do” list pictured above I believe if I remember rightly that day my to do list had 24 items on it to complete over the course of one day.My New Years Resolution list isn’t much better it has 4 different sub titles and under each sub title there are about 10 points per area.

If I could sum up my goal setting down fall in two words it would be, overly ambitious.

My brain contains more ideas than time. It thinks up ideas in the shower, while running, while eating, while grocery shopping, while doing pretty much anything.

I am however making improvements with the help of various other bloggers who I admire, and their very helpful “how to” articles,  on goal setting, as well as listing their “to do” list for the world to see.

I now glance at my calender before I write out my daily to do list. I first write down appointments, children’s activities. I take note as to what my hubby is doing that day, and how I might be able to spend time with him or help him. I figure out what workout I want to do that day and where it will fit. I also added in homeschooling. Then with the time left I try to be realistic at what I can get done.

I am still way off the mark most days, but I am improving inch by inch.

Inching from Indifference:Part 3: Technical Savvy

I often wonder why God would lay it on my heart  to start writing a blog for the general public.

This is the gal who has managed to change her beloved i-touch from her content to her husbands content, and in order to undo her accidental act ended up having to erase her i-touch to factory condition.

This is the gal who just last summer got a cell phone on which she can send a text to people at rapid speed compared to her old flip phone where she simply called back whoever texted her, since it was just faster.

This is the gal who for a year would call for her children when she wanted to watch Netflix on the Wii.

This is the gal who got a new camera for Christmas but just now realized it needs a memory card to take pictures.

This is the gal who called her friend from Staples to ask what memory card she needed for said camera. Turns out, most cameras take the same style card (I know that now).

This is  the gal who is still taking pictures with her i-touch and then uploading them to Facebook and then downloading them to her computer and then up to her blog, because she has yet to get up the nerve to take  the time to figuring out how to do it with her new camera.

Yet, I do have a blog, an i-touch and a new camera, and I am willing to learn. I might be slow learning, I might make mistakes, but I am learning.

How about you, are you technically savvy? Can you learn how to operate new gadgets at lightening speed? Or are you like me, just inching forward one inch at a time?