#4: Crazy Cake

4-crazy-cake

This cake was popular during the depression, and does not have eggs in it.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Bake: 30 mins
Ready in: 45 mins
Serves: One 9 x 13 inch (22 x 33 cm) cake pan

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (375 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (400 g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) salt
  • 2 teaspoons (9 g) baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (45 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (475 ml) cold water

Directions

  1. Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch (22 x 33 cm) 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.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.