This is a very quick and easy EGG FREE chocolate wacky cake, super moist and always very popular. Great for parties and recipe options for frosting too

Egg Free Chocolate Wacky Cake. This is a very quick and easy EGG FREE chocolate cake, super moist and always very popular. Great for parties and recipe options for frosting too

This cake is absolutely delicious! Soft, moist and the best part, it has no eggs! So if you are in a situation where you've run out of eggs and have a cake craving, this cake is the one for you! 

Perhaps you need an egg-free cake recipe for dietary reasons, then you will be fine with this recipe.

We've got another egg ree and fat-free recipe for you to try, Applesauce and Walnut Brownie Cake. Yummy! 

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Many of you who have visited Lovefoodies will already know our Foodie Friend Nanny Pat, after making her Apple Pie recipe. You may even have chatted with her or seen her delicious dinner photos at our Lovefoodies Facebook group.

Nanny Pat is always busy cooking something tasty up in her kitchen, and here we have got one of her star recipes, which she makes especially for Papa!

This is Nanny's Whiz Bang Wacky Cake! It's an oldie, and you may know the cake as Depression Cake, originating from the Great Depression.

It traditionally has no eggs, no butter, or very little butter and no milk. Those ingredients would have been very hard to get hold of, or incredibly expensive during that time due to rationing. 

Nanny's adapted the recipe for today's baking and added a lovely frosting and a generous helping of sugar in the cake as there is no rationing! It's a very easy and quick recipe to make, and Nanny gives us a couple of options for the frosting for you to choose from.

In the photos, Nanny has used one of her popular frosting recipes because it contains nuts... and yep, Papa LOVES nuts!

We'll list the frostings below and you can choose what you prefer, or simply add your own frosting.

This is a moist chocolate cake and a great size, not too large, so great for a family dessert. You can make this in a regular cake pan or a sheet pan style. Obviously, if you are feeding a crowd, you would have to double this! Please enjoy!

Prep time

10 minutes

Baking time

20 - 30 minutes

Serving size

6 - 8 Persons (small slices)

Ingredients you'll need

The cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Cup granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons Baking Cocoa powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. salt
5 Tablespoons melted butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. vinegar
1 Cup warm water

For papa's frosting (as seen in Nanny's Photos)

1 1/2 Cups / 180 g Confectioner's Sugar
1 (8 oz.) pkg. Cream Cheese (softened)
1/2 Cup / 110 g Butter, (softened)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice

Another frosting option:

1/4 cup butter
1/2 Cup Brown sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut

The measures for the frosting is more than enough for the cake, and you can add as much or as little as you wish. If you have some leftover, you can save it in the fridge and use it for another cake or halve the recipe.

Nanny always keeps some spare frosting as she's always baking cakes and cupcakes so she keeps a supply handy

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. and in an 8" square baking pan, melt the butter then and add it to a mixing bowl.

2. Add all the other cake ingredients to the mixing bowl and combine.

3. Pour into the already buttered pan (from the melt) and bake for 20-30 minutes until the cake springs back after touching it or toothpick comes out clean. Don't over bake. Allow to cool.

4. While cake is cooling make Frosting -

For Papa's Frosting, Cream together all the ingredients and spread on cooled Cake, that has been left in the pan. Sprinkle with nuts, if you wish or combine them in the frosting.

Nanny's Whiz Bang Wacky Cake! This is a very quick and easy EGGLESS chocolate cake, super moist and always very popular

For the other Frosting: In a pan, mix all the ingredients until it comes to a gentle boil and golden in color, then remove from heat and pour all over the cake.

Egg Free Chocolate Wacky Cake. This is a very quick and easy EGG FREE chocolate cake, super moist and always very popular. Great for parties and recipe options for frosting too

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Egg Free Chocolate Wacky Cake. This is a very quick and easy EGG FREE chocolate cake, super moist and always very popular. Great for parties and recipe options for frosting too

Chocolate Wacky Cake

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This is a very quick and easy EGGLESS chocolate cake, super moist and always very popular. Great for parties and recipe options for frosting too

Ingredients

The cake

  • 1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Baking Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 Tablespoons melted butter or margerine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 Cup warm water

For papa's frosting (as seen in Nanny's Photos)

  • 1 1/2 Cups / 180 g Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1 oz pkg. Cream Cheese, 8 ., softened
  • 1/2 Cup / 110 g Butter, (softened)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice

Another frosting option:

  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 Cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. and in a 8" square baking pan, melt the butter then and add it to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add all the other cake ingredients to the mixing bowl and combine.
  3. Pour into the already buttered pan (from the melt) and bake for 20-30 minutes until the cake springs back after touching it or toothpick comes out clean. Don't over bake. Allow to cool.
  4. While cake is cooling make Frosting -
  5. For Papa's Frosting, Cream together all the ingredients and spread on cooled Cake, that has been left in the pan. Sprinkle with nuts, if you wish or combine them in the frosting.
  6. For the other Frosting: In a pan, mix all the ingredients until it comes to a gentle boil and golden in colour, then remove from heat and pour all over the cake.

Notes

The measures for the frosting is more than enough for the cake, and you can add as much or as little as you wish. If you have some left over, you can save it in the fridge and use it for another cake or halve the recipe. Nanny always keeps some spare frosting as she's always baking cakes and cupcakes so she keeps a supply handy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 638Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 695mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 2gSugar: 61gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. I’m confused by the ingredient, “Baking Cocoa Powder”; do you mean just cocoa powder, or baking powder that you add some cocoa to? Thank you…it looks wonderful. I think I’d try it with the optional frosting.

    1. Hi Mary, the cocoa powder is what is used in baking (as opposed to drinking chocolate cocoa powder). It is more concentrated than what you get for making drinks, and you can usually find it in the baking section of the shops. Hope that helps!