|1 1/2 cups S.R. flour - 8oz||1 TBLs vinegar|
|1 cup sugar - 6oz||1/2 tsp bi-carb|
|2 TBLs cocoa||Cup hot water|
|5oz melted marg||1 egg (optional)|
"Mix dry ingredients. Add marg, vinegar, beaten egg and hot water. Runny batter consistency. Bake Mark 4 or 375 for 45 mins."
This recipe has been in the family for years - apparently 'Wacky Cake' was invented during the Depression when milk and eggs were scarce. I'm guessing Nanna used it during WW2 rationing.
The thing is, it doesn't taste like anything's been scrimped on. The vinegar and bicarb make the batter bubble and rise, resulting in a moist. gooey chocolate sponge which you can't just have one slice of...
* SONG OF THE DAY: Shanks & Bigfoot - Sweet like Chocolate *