Wacky Spice Cake


A few weeks ago when I shared a recipe for my Cooking Through My Collection series for Wacky Cake, Betsy left a comment about a Wacky Spice Cake that she makes. She mentioned the basics of what she did and I knew I needed to try it.

I had never heard of a Wacky Spice Cake or really any other types of Wacky Cakes, but a quick Google search proved how clueless I was on Wacky Cakes. There are many versions of Wacky Cakes including spice and lemon.

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I decided to just tweak the basic recipe that I shared a few weeks ago using the same method Betsy suggested and it worked great.

I just did a basic spice cake, but Betsy said she also likes to add in raisins, carrots, or zucchini. I plan to try those variations too soon. I think a Wacky Zucchini Cake would be a great way to use up zucchini from the garden this summer.

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When I make a regular Wacky Cake I usually leave off the frosting and just dust it with powdered sugar. For the Wacky Spice Cake I decided it needed some cream cheese frosting. Maybe it did not need it, but cream cheese frosting and spice cake just go together. And it did. The frosting was delicious on this cake.

Now you could easily leave it off or just dust it with powdered sugar. It would still be delicious, but if you want to take it to the next level add a little frosting to it.

And thank you Betsy for telling me about Wacky Spice Cake!

Wacky Spice Cake

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  1. Cheryle says:

    I think Wacky Cake (the chocolate version) was the first cake I learned to bake. It’s always been my favorite chocolate cake. We always mixed it in a mixing bowl instead of right in the pan. So I guess that actually created more work :). Anyway, this is a dumb question, but I’m just curious. What is the purpose of creating holes to put some of the ingredients (oil, vinegar, vanilla) in ? Looking forward to trying some of the new varieties of an old favorite.

  2. I’ve heard the holes are just so you don’t forget to add any of the liquid ingredients. I don’t bother with the holes and it turns out fine :p

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