Because Miss 6 is coeliac everything I bake is gluten free. This is my latest cupcake recipe and I LOVE it. If you need a quick cake recipe when you haven't got the right ingredients this is it. It has no butter & no eggs & doesn't require an electric mixer - you read that correctly - NO BUTTER & NO EGGS & NO MIXER. And it is one of the best cakes to convert to gluten free I've tried. It's a recipe that has it's origins in the depression era when butter & eggs were rationed.
Here's the recipe:
1 1/2 cup flour (I substituted with gluten free)
3 Tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking [bicarb soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vinegar
5 Tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup water
Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl and stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until you get a smooth batter.
Pour into greased and floured pan (8" square or 9" round) or 12 cupcakes. Bake in oven until done - about 35 minutes for cake, about 20 minutes for cupcakes.
Wacky Cake is a classic recipe from the depression era because of the rationing of butter and eggs.