Today was a Wacky Cake kind of day….( Also try this delicious Oat Bran Muffins Recipe using this Wacky Cake mix!)
Well, we started schooling late this morning. I had set my alarm for 7:15am and we normally start school at 8:30. I was soooo tired this morning….soooooo, I reset the alarm for 8:00am. Then when the alarm went off again, I got up and sat at the computer for a few minutes. Then 8:20 rolled around…..then Baby woke up so I laid in our bed with him to nurse him, partially hoping he’d go back to sleep, but, no, he was definitely awake at that point. It was nice to lay there and cuddle with him for a little bit though.
So we finally get out of bed about 8:45, and the other 2 boys finally rolled out of bed too. I fixed breakfast, and we got started with school about 9:15. We did 3 reading lessons from the Mcguffys 1st reader, and then Nboy wrote out his spelling words while I took care of some business that had to do with a water bill I thought I had up to date, and then having to pay a fee because they had turned our water off right before I called about the message they’d left on our phone yesterday that I didn’t get until this morning……Ugh!!
So I decided we were going to skip math this morning. We did our exercising at 10:30, and then I made lunch for Chris because he comes home for lunch. Then I had promised to make a chocolate Wacky Cake recipe with the boys today, so we started on that.
So as Nboy was measuring, I went ahead and taught him about fractions and how 2 half cups makes 1 cup, and that is why it says 1/2 , and 4 fourth cups makes 1 cup, so that is why it says 1/4, and so on…… He seemed to get it, and both boys had fun helping dump the ingredients in. So we had our math lesson anyway! I love how hands on things really help clear up any misunderstandings or questions about math! When I started cooking alot, I got so much better at fractions and dividing fractions, and so forth. It just makes so much more sense when you can actually see what’s happening.
So the Wacky Cake. I….LOVE….Wacky Cake! I made it with my mom when I was a kid and it is sooooooo yummy and moist!! So here is the recipe. Nboy wanted to add cinnamon, so we did. They dipped their fingers in and tasted the batter and went crazy over it :)
Eggless, Chocolate, Wacky Cake Recipe ingredients:
(Easy eggless chocolate cake recipe made with no milk or eggs by American Heart Assoc.)
1-1/2 cups Flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Vinegar
6 tbls Butter
1 cup Water
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
-Spray an 8×8 baking pan or cake pan with vegetable cooking spray.
-Sift together directly into the pan the flour, sugar, soda and cocoa. At this point, we added 1 tsp. of Cinnamon. You could also think of other yummy things to add too!
-Make three wells in the cake flour mixture.
-Into one well put the vanilla, into the second put the vinegar, and into the third put the butter.
-Pour the water over all and mix with a fork until ingredients are entirely moistened.
-Bake the Wacky Cake for 30 minutes
-Makes 8 servings.
Wacky Cake Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe Analysis per serving:
Total Fat: 10 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 grams
Monounsaturated Fat: 2 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
From: The American Heart Association Cookbook, 1979
Hope you enjoyed this eggless Wacky Cake Recipe! It’s so yummy!
Also try this delicious Oat Bran Muffins Recipe using this Wacky Cake mix!
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