Apple Valley Schools' Wacky
Cake or 3-Hole Cake

This is the recipe that is served at the Apple Valley School District.


  • 10 1/2 pounds all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups cocoa
  • 10 1/2 pounds granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vinegar
  • 1 quart plus 3 cups oil
  • 1/4 cup vanilla extract
  • 1 gallon plus 1 quart water


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together. Make three holes in dry ingredients. Pour vinegar into one hole, oil into second hole and pour water and vanilla extract into third hole.
  2. Mix on #1 speed until well blended, about 3 minutes. When blended, increase speed to #2 for 2 minutes. Measure approximately 12 pounds per pan.
  3. Bake at 325 to 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Posted by Gayle at Recipe Goldmine 11/18/2001 9:26 pm.

Source: - from Cheryl Robillard, food service manager at Mojave Mesa Elementary School

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