Monday, December 29, 2008

Crazy Cake

Merry Christmas!!!!!
This may seem a few days late, but I was reminded yesterday that it is still Christmas.  Christmas Day may be past, but we are in the 12 days of Christmas and should still be celebrating.  On that note, here is one of my favorite cake recipes from childhood.  My mom would occassionally make this when we would have company or go to someone else's house for dinner.  We called it Crazy Cake, but it is listed as "Wacky" Chocolate Cake in the church cookbook.
Crazy Cake
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup cold water
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp salad oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt into an ungreased pan.  Make 3 holes in dry ingredients and put in each hole the oil, vinegar, and vanilla.  Pour over this the water.  Mix with fork but do not beat.  Bake 25 to 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
The recipe lists an 8 or 9 inch square pan or a loaf pan.  I last made it in a 10 inch round oven-proof skillet and a friend of mine has doubled the recipe and made it in an 9x13 inch pan.  I let the cake cool and serve it dusted with powdered sugar.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I had completely forgotten about this cake. Looking at the ingredient list, I normally have them all on hand at any given time. This would be a good one to keep in mind when you're looking for an easy dessert. Thanks!