The other day my pal Tracy was telling me about a recipe she saw on TV. It was an easy recipe for a chocolate cake. The cool thing about it was that you mixed it in the baking pan.
That struck a cord with me. I looked in the recipe box I’ve had since about sixth grade and there it was – Cockeyed Cake!
- 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup cold water
Put flour, cocoa, sugar, soda and salt into sifter. Sift into a 9x9x2 pan. (greased) Make 3 holes in the dry mix. Pour oil in one, vinegar in the next and vanilla in the last. Pour cold water over all. Stir until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
The above is from the recipe card that I filled out all those years ago. Today I’d skip all the sifting business. Instead I’d make it in a Pyrex pan and whisk the dry ingredients together before making the three holes.
Most of the recipe cards have a little number up in the left corner of the card. It shows what I thought of the result using a five point rating system. Five was the best. Young Marsha gave this four out of five.