Crazy Cake Recipe – The Original
This one bowl dump cake recipe was very popular during the depression when eggs and butter were scarce. It is egg and dairy free – perfect for vegans and people with allergies. Sometimes the recipe goes by other names such as Wacky Cake, or it just might be known in your family as grandma’s homemade chocolate cake that everyone has for their birthday. My dear friend Krista gave me this recipe after I mentioned I had not eaten any cake since I had been diagnosed with food allergies almost 10 years ago. That is way too long!
3 Cups all-purpose flour
2 Cups white sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
2 Teaspoon baking soda
½ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ Cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Cups cold water
- Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.
- Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.