This Cocoa Cake recipe is very simple and is even vegan. It is based off a depression era cake called a Wowie Cake (also known as a Wacky Cocoa Cake). Eggs and dairy were of limited quantity at the time sparking this ingenious creation. I added a simple cocoa icing and mini marshmallows to give it a festive hot cocoa spin.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 34minutes
Author Robin Gagnon
1 ½cupsall-purpose flour
1tbsvinegarI used apple cider, but white is fine
teaspoonpure vanilla extract
¼teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1tbsmilknon-dairy milk, for vegan/non-dairy version
Mini Marshmallows to top cake with
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together the dry cake ingredients in batter bowl (or right in 8x8 baking dish) until well blended.
Add the vinegar, oil, vanilla and water. Mix until batter is smooth.
Pour into ungreased 8x8 baking dish.
Bake for 33-35 minutes, until tester or pick pulls clean from center.
A few minutes before the cake is done. Whisk together the icing.
Drizzle the icing over the hot cake as soon as it comes out of the oven and immediately sprinkle mini-marshmallows on top.