Crazy Cake

This is a chocolate cake that my mom has been making since I was a wee one.  It is a family favorite.  It's called Crazy Cake because you don't use any eggs!  Crazy!  There are two sizes: large (9x13 pan) and small (loaf pan).

Large Recipe
In an ungreased 9x13 pan mix the following ingredients well: 3 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 6 tablespoons cocoa, and 2 tsp baking soda.  To that add: 8 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 cups cold water, and 2 tablespoons vinegar.  Mix together well.

Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.

Small Recipe
In an ungreased loaf pan mix the following ingredients well: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda, and 3 tablespoons cocoa.  To that add: 5 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 cup water, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Mix together well.  

Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

For frosting see this recipe.

1 comment:

Motorcycle Grandma said...

A tip from Mom on the Crazy Cake. Don't overcook it. It drys out. I usually check the loaf size at about 45 minutes. Stick a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, it's done. Generally an hour is too long.

It's also called Crazy Cake because years ago when I was little, we made three wells in the cake and added liquids in each well. The baking soda and vinegar would react, bubbling up.