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Wacky Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup natural cocoa powder, plus extra to dust the plate with 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon table salt 5 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup water Confectioners' sugar to dust with
Directions Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and adjust the rack to the middle position. Spray down an eight inch baking pan with the nonstick spray of your choice.  In the pan, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Once you have that all incorporated, take a normal spoon, like the one you would eat a bowl of cereal with, and make three craters, two small ones and one big one. You have to do this step quickly, so you'll get the reaction you need for the cake to rise. Before you do this next step, wait for the oven to finish pre-heating. Pour the vanilla extract and white vinegar into the small craters, and the oil into the big one. Pour the water all of this and mix together well. Stick the cake into the pre-heated oven, and cook until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a couple crumbs left on it, give or take 30 minutes.  When the cake is finished, remove it from the oven, and allow it to cool in the pan for ten minutes.  Then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. To serve, sprinkle the extra cocoa powder on the plate. On a cutting board, cut the cake into squares, and then sprinkle them with powder sugar. Put each slice on a plate, and serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Recipe provided courtesy of Cook's Country Magazine. Find more great recipes at www.cookscountry.com