A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to bake a cake for my Dad's 60th birthday celebration. I wanted to do something kind of special (sixty is a big birthday!) but didn't know what to make, so I was flipping through Grandma's cookbook when I stumbled across "Shawn's Wacky Cake". Perfect.
The Wacky Cake is the cake that I grew up eating - a birthday tradition in the Staloney family which started in my dad's family years ago. The cake has no eggs, and no milk, so it's a Depression-era dessert, and is truly delicious.
I was a little leery about making it. First of all, it was probably the second time I've ever baked something in my kitchen. And secondly, it's a dessert that my mom is a master of making.
But I must say that it turned out nicely! I made a super-easy three-ingredient homemade frosting to go with it, and the best news was that the cake was edible! (Well, everyone ate it at least) :)