Chocolate Wacky Cake

Happy National Cake Day!

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Normally on Mondays I write a weekly Monday Muster post which refers to the past week and what’s been going on in my world. In all honesty, with today being National Cake Day, I am not in the mood to blab on about myself or my recovery … I just have to share this Wacky Cake recipe that has completely mesmerized the hubs and I.

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The origins of this simple, famous, fascinating cake has been debated by many. Some say it came out of the Great Depression & others have said it was created during wartime when rationing of eggs and dairy was necessary.

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Truly, I don’t really care where it came from, I’m just glad that someone created it because it’s fabulous! It really reminds me of a snack cake because you can put this together in minutes and the taste does not disappoint.

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I adapted this recipe from the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, MD. The original recipe uses regular granulated sugar and does not include chocolate chips on top. I swapped out the sugar for a lower carb sugar substitute & added the chips to appease the hubby :-)

The cake, itself, is vegan but the addition of the chocolate chips is not. I prefer vegan, dark chocolate and the hubs does not. He likes the plain old semi-sweet, nestle stuff so we walk a tightrope in our house … I split them half and half so we can both enjoy.

Chocolate Wacky Cake


Yield: 9 servings

3\" x 3\"


  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cups Whey Low Granulated (sugar substitute)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 tsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking soda & cocoa) in a bowl.
  3. In second bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (vanilla, applesauce, vinegar & water).
  4. Combine wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk together.
  5. Pour into a nonstick, 9x9 pan or a pan that has been lightly oiled.
  6. Sprinkle chocolate chips lightly over the cake batter.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Recipe adapted from 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, MD -

Chocolate Wacky Cake - Food Stories Blog

Chocolate Wacky Cake

This cake is surprisingly good & healthy (for a dessert) so I hope you give it a go!


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  1. We use to have Wacky Cake as part of school lunch when I was a kid. It wasn’t this delicious looking though! :)
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  2. It looks amazing! I just had a huge chocolate craving and this post just made my mouth watering!

  3. Looks incredible!!! Yum!!!!!!!
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  4. I can’t believe I missed National Cake Day. Guess I’ll have to have a belated celebration. This looks fantastic!

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