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Chocolate Crazy Cake

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What makes this cake so crazy? You don’t need any milk, eggs, or butter to get a delicious and moist product. This is perfect for allergies, or those whose budget needs some stretching.

Crazy Cake | Homan at Home

Apparently, crazy cake was developed during the Great Depression as a way to make the best of what people had. Those resourceful folks did a pretty good job!

Chocolate Crazy Cake
Serves 12
Easy one-pan cake with plenty of chocolate taste!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups flour
  2. 3 Tbsp cocoa
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1 tsp vinegar
  7. 1 tsp vanilla
  8. 5 Tbsp oil
  9. 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a greased 9x9 baking dish.
  2. Add wet ingredients and stir.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Cake is done when top springs back to the touch.
Adapted from Sweet Little Bluebird
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Instructions

Start by throwing all your dry ingredients into your greased cake pan. Mix them around and try to get out the lumps.

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Then add the vinegar, vanilla, and oil.

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Now dump the cold water on top. Everything should look good and messy.

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You need to mix everything together. I used a whisk to achieve a smoother batter.

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Your crazy cake goes in the oven for 30 minutes at 350°. It’s done when a knife comes out clean, or the top springs back to the touch.

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You can top this with anything you’d like. It goes great with powdered sugar and fruit. I used a chocolate buttercream icing, and it was just perfect!

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