Crazy Cake

Tam D


This was my Dad's recipe, and I have no idea where he got it, but I've been making it since I was a kid. It's crazy because you mix the ingredients right in the baking dish! It's super simple and quick, and you can't beat the deep chocolate flavor. Topped with a chocolate butter cream frosting -- you're in chocolate heaven! Did I mention chocolate?! ;)


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35 Min


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  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1 c
    cold water

How to Make Crazy Cake


  1. Sift sugar, flour, salt, cocoa, and soda into a 9" square baking dish.
  2. Then add vinegar, salad oil, vanilla, and cold water.
  3. Stir together with a fork until nearly lump free -- make sure to get the corners.
  4. Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes, til a toothpick comes out clean.

    Cool to room temp, and frost.
  5. NOTES: This makes a nice, deep cake.
    I have also used round baking pans, divided the batter between them, and made layer cake (plan much shorter baking time)
    Or you could use a spring form pan, for special occasion decorating :)
  6. *This recipe is easily made gluten free, by using your favorite gluten-free all purpose baking flour. (I like Bob's Red Mill brand.)

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About Crazy Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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