This is so informative, I love it! After all this talk, I am ready to bake a red velvet cake. I have some chocolate from Costa Rica that was giving to me by my mother-in-law and the recipe that I copied, I am ready!! Thank you!!
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Wacky cake was "invented" during the rationing period of WW2 I am told. Thus the limited ingredient list. Its the first cake I was ever allowed to bake on my own and I remember having to stand on a chair to reach the counter, and being fascinated by the action of the vinegar in the soda.
I've only made red velvet cake once and have to admit the red color puts me off. I don't like eating that much food coloring. If I try it again I'm going to try beets or beet juice. I'm also going to try GW's recipe. Looks like a winner. Thanks GW.
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I don't care if it turn out red or not, I was just saying that i could get the same texture and taste only without all the red food color hense the wacky cake.
If all you want is the "cake" and not the "colour" (which is not what I understood before so thanks for clarifying), you should try this it is tons better than wacky cake and probably closer to what you want.