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Wacky Cake Bars:

By: Cristen     foodandswine.com
Author: Cristen


For the Bars:

  • 3 cups  all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp  baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups hot water or hot coffee

For The Icing:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 TBSP melted butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract


For the Cake:|

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add oil, vinegar and vanilla. Pour hot water or hot coffee over the top, whisk well until smooth. Pour in greased 12x17 sheet pan. Bake for 18-23 minutes until toothpick comes out mostly clean. Remove from oven, let cool at least 30 minutes before icing.

For the Icing:

  • Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. If too dry, add a tiny bit more milk, if too loose, add a bit more powdered sugar.