Every year, for as long as I can remember, my mom would always make a wacky cake for my sister's birthday. It's my sister's favorite cake (and mine as well), so to carry on the tradition, I still make this cake for her every year. The cake itself is so incredibly moist, and has a delicate chocolate flavor. It's just so unbelievably good. My sister and I don't like this cake with frosting on it, but rather a big dollop of whipped cream. I have, in the past, made this cake into cupcakes (just adjusted the cooking time) and frosted them with my favorite chocolate frosting (recipe here), and they were very good, but I still prefer eating it with only the whipped cream.
Happy Birthday to my dear sister, Kate!
(recipe from my mom)
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 T white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, cocoa and baking soda. Add the water, oil, vanilla and vinegar. Mix well.
Pour cake batter into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean.
Let cool. Best served slightly warm, with whipped cream, or can frost with favorite chocolate frosting, if desired. Enjoy!