07 April 2009


Apparently, this recipe was a depression-era favorite. No milk or eggs! While we did have milk and eggs, this recipe was also popular with my family as we were growing up. It's hard not to love a wonderfully simple recipe that happily widens the eyes of children!

Crazy Cake

Mix together in 9x13 pan (No other dishes to dirty!):
3 c. unbleached flour
2 c. sugar
1 t. salt
2 t. baking soda
.5 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

Make 3 wells with the back of a large spoon. Pour into their own well:
.75 c. canola oil
2 T. white vinegar
2 t. vanilla

Pour over all and mix well with a fork:
2 c. cold water

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve very large pieces!


  1. What more could a person ask for? Basic ingredients. Simple instructions. One dish. I definitely think this recipe is one I will try!

  2. yum. I like the "serve very large pieces" instruction. I will try this soon- sounds easy and yummy!

  3. all these close up shots are KILLING me gorgeous!

  4. I just wanted to let you know that I baked this cake last night, and my family loved it! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

    P.S. I hope you don't mind, but I put a link to your recipe in my blog post today. If that is a problem, just let me know and I will remove it.