Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chocolate Crazy Cake (No Eggs, Milk, Butter or Bowls)

*More cake flavors have been added since this post: Vanilla, Lemon, Spiced,   Coffee & Kahlua - Mug cake versions:  Chocolate, Coffee & Kahlua, S'mores

*Crazy Cake can be made with Gluten Free mixes!   Many people have
  commented they have made this cake with Gluten Free mixes and it's 
  wonderful - "Yes it is yummy and very moist. It even works with GF flour 
  mixes!"  You can find a GF flour mix recipe in the TIPS section.  

For years, my youngest one never had cake because of her egg allergy.  I know there are worse things in life...but no cake?  That just stinks.  She never had REAL cake until my good friend shared her mom's Chocolate Crazy Cake recipe with me four years ago - also known as Wacky Cake.  This cake has no eggs.  No eggs?! Huh?!  How can you make cake without eggs?!  The recipe didn't even call for an electric mixer!  When my girlfriend gave me the recipe, all I could think was how will it taste like real cake?  It can't be possible!  

Within minutes of her sharing the recipe, I whipped up the cake while talking to her on the phone.  I could not believe how easy the cake was to make.  No bowls.  No mess. I mixed everything in the baking pan.  AWESOME.  When the cake was done, frosted, ready to eat...I could not believe how moist it was!  It was crazy good!  Better than any box cake I've ever had.  My daughter LOVED it! I think I shed a tear or two when she had her first bite.  I was so happy she finally got to see what REAL cake tastes like.   

From that day on, it was good-bye to the same old ice cream cakes we had EVERY SINGLE YEAR for EVERY birthday....and hello yummy REAL chocolate cake...with ice cream on top!

I made this cake for my daughter's Sweet 16 last week.  Everyone got to eat cake. That makes my heart happy.

I did a little research on Crazy and Wacky Cake recipes. These cakes were created during the Great Depression, when eggs, milk and butter were very hard to come by. The cakes are also known as Depression Cakes.  Remember my favorite childhood Depression sandwich my grandparents made?  People were pretty resourceful during those hard times.   It took some creativity and baking science to create a cake without eggs or butter.  You don't even need a mixer. Genius!  

The LA Times has a great article on Crazy Cake: 

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Crazy Cake Recipe (No Eggs, Milk, Butter or Bowls)

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 Cup sugar (All purchase sugar - Granulated Pure Cane Sugar)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp.  pure vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp. vegetable oil 
  • 1 Cup water 

Directions (picture tutorial below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix first 5 dry ingredients in a greased 8" square baking pan.  Make 3 depressions in dry ingredients - two small, one larger (see #3 in photo below). Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in the other and the vegetable oil in third larger depression.  Pour water over all.  Mix well until smooth.

Bake on middle rack of oven for 35 minutes.  Check with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.  Cool.  Top with your favorite frosting.  Enjoy!

Note:  Oven cooking times may vary, be sure to check your cake to make sure you do not over bake.





FROSTING RECIPES:

TIPS:
  • You can double this recipe, just use a 9x13 baking pan.
  • Mix batter in a bowl for neater, easier mixing.  Be sure to follow the directions the same way - mixing the dry ingredients then making the depressions for the wet ingredients.  Don't forget to grease your pan.  You can also make cupcakes - be sure to adjust baking time. 
  • Although I have not used Gluten Free flour mixes for this recipe, many people have and said the cake turns out wonderful!  This is a great tip from someone that made the cake using a GF mix -  "...the mix I use is 1c. brown rice flour, 1c. white rice flour, 1/3 c. tapioca starch, 2/3 c. potato starch, 1tsp. xanthan gum. I've used it in everything from bread to cookies to cakes, and I love it. I do add just a bit more leavening agent *usually baking soda* than the recipe calls for.  For instance, in this recipe I just added 1/2 of what it called for more. So the recipe called for 1 tsp, so I added 1 1/2.  And it was SO good. Hubby didn't even know it was vegan.  And he's a full on man lol. Meat, potatoes, you get it."  She also added another note for this GF mix - "I only increase the leavening on cakes and bread. cookies are fine."   A big thank you goes out to the sweet reader for being so helpful and sharing this tip with all of us! 
  • Many have shared that this recipe is great served warm or cold with just sprinkling powdered sugar on top!  
  • This cake is also a great activity to do with kids!

A sweet reader, Lesley, shared photos of her Layered Crazy Cake and Cupcakes.  Thank you, Lesley, so thoughtful for you to share with all of us!
  • For the layered cake, she greased her pan and used baking paper (parchment paper) on the bottom.  She didn't double the recipe, just cut the cake into a layer.    
  • For the cupcakes, she made a dozen using her muffin tin and cupcake liners.  The cupcakes were baked at 350 degrees F for 13 mins.  (Oven cooking times vary)

Now...go eat some cake!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheers!

434 comments:

  1. oh that's a great idea for when I haven't done the shopping our grandmothers new all the tricks. I have one from the depression from my Nana I'll have to find it so you can try it :)

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    1. They did know all the tricks! You have to share your Nana's recipe if you find it, Mel! Oh, I hope you find it!

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  2. That looks so delish. My grandmother was a resourceful woman of the depression era. I tired getting some of her recipes before she gave up cooking after my grandfather became ill, but she never measure a thing!! Those a little of this and that. Always amazing not matter what!!

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    1. I agree, always amazing nm matter what - great memories too. I'm sure you gained a few tips watching your grandmother cook.

      Always so fun to see you here, Lisa! I'll be visiting your blog & Etsy shop! Hope you're having a great week!

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  3. This is a cake I have made many times.It is a favorite around here. I don't frost it I put chocolate chips on the top before I bake it.It is really moist.I do use my big mixer to mix it.judy j
    ps. not sure why anonymous bothered to reply to your post. thanks for your post.

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    1. Hi Judy,

      Great tip! I've put mini chocolate chips in the batter, but never on top! I'll be trying that next! Thanks for the sweet comment and visit! Have a great night!

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  4. Wow.... " anonymous " is a bit too negative for my taste!! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Mary! I loved reading the history of it and look forward to making it! It looks moist and super yummy!!

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    1. Hi Tara,

      It amazes me that it actually tastes like cake - I mean, it is cake....but there are no eggs! Genius! If you make the cake, please stop by and let me know what you think!

      Thanks so much for the visit and sweet comment!
      Have a wonderful night/day...

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  5. Oh my goodness I can't wait to try this cake!! And as for anonymous, I think that was just rude!

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    1. Hey there Audrey! Thank you! I hope you try this cake...so easy. I have been reading comments here, on my Facebook page and on Pinterest - many people don't even frost the cake, they just sprinkle powered sugar and enjoy it that way.

      Hope you are well...I need to catch up on your blog soon. I read your blog post on FB post...love them!

      Thanks for the visit and sweet comment!

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  6. Found this on Pinterest and cant wait to try this!

    Have you heard of a product called 'Ener-g Egg Replacer'? It can be used in baked goods instead of eggs - I've used it for years and it works great! Everyone should be able to have cake :)

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    1. Hi,
      I hope you try this cake! If you do, please stop back by and let me know what you think. I have been reading comments that some people don't even frost the cake, they just sprinkle it with powdered sugar.

      I have heard of egg replacers, I just have never used them. It would probably make life easier. Maybe it's time to start looking for them at the store.

      Thanks for the tip and sweet comment! Visit too! I hope you are having a great night!

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    2. I'm going to stick up for Anonymous. I don't think they were trying to be mean or rude at all. The very first sentence stated that they couldn't wait to try the cake. They just merely made a different suggestion as well, just helping give an informative tip. I've never heard of that egg replacement. Good to know! Thanks! We are always looking for modifications. I'm excited to try this cake as well! Do you think I could possibly do half applesauce and half oil?

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    3. Hi Melanie,

      So sorry for the confusion, this isn't the Anonymous people were referring to. I LOVED this persons suggestion and comment, I plan on trying egg replaces tip soon. I deleted another Anonymous, nothing-nice-to-say comment, after receiving another rude comment defending the rude person - who was also anonymous. I just want to keep my blog light & happy. If someone has a suggestion or a tip to improve a recipe or idea - I welcome them. But to just be rude...and the comment I deleted was rude - I just decided it was best to remove it. This is about "sharing a little happiness" not negativity. Again, sorry for the confusion.

      As for applesauce...someone else asked the same question! :) I plan on testing it and I will be sure to reply to your message here, and let you know how it turns out.

      Thanks so much for visiting and for you sweet comment! I hope you are having a great Saturday!

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    4. Applesause and banana can be used to replace egg

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    5. So can ground flax seed. Google it, it is super healthy. But I am totally stoked to try this too.

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  7. This cake looks & sounds delicious. I can't wait to try it. I have a friend with an allergy to eggs & I can't wait to take her a piece of this cake along with a copy of the recipe. Thanks Mary for sharing this & I love the mix & cook in one pan. Less mess, less cleaning, more time for me to pin (LOL). thanks again!

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    1. Yay Debbie,

      I am so happy you found a recipe you can share with your friend. Trust me, she will love it, you will too. If you like chocolate cake, you will like this! If you make it, please stop by and let me know what you think!

      Thanks so much for the kind comment and for visiting my little blog.
      I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  8. Oh WOW Mary just WOW!!!!! I so am making this!!! And the ingredients are universal!!! Woohoo awesome cake recipe!

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    1. Yay to a UNIVERSAL CAKE! Btw, I read comments that many people make this cake and just sprinkle powdered sugar on top. It's that good, it doesn't even need frosting! Your little ones will love it. You might want to double it!

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  9. My mom gave me this recipe years ago, & I've made it forever! She always called it Depression Cake, because, she said, of the 3 depressions you make in the dry ingredients...but now I know the real reason! She was born in 1929 and was always proud of surviving the Great Depression. :) She passed away last year, but this yummy cake and all the memories it brings me every time I make it (especially with peanut butter frosting!), will keep her love alive for the rest of my life. It's SO good. Don't listen to the "eh"-sayers! Make it today! :)

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    1. Hi,

      Thank you so much for sharing. Such a sweet comment. I just love how food can bring so many warm memories of the ones we love that are no longer here. I am sorry for your loss, but I am happy you have this cake and memories to keep her love alive.

      It never dawned on me that it may be called Depression Cake because of the depressions for the wet ingredients - that was clever of your mom! And peanut butter frosting...I need to try that!

      Thank you so much again for such a sweet message and share.
      I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  10. I cant wait to try this recipe there is nothing worse than having an un-moist cake!! (: thanks for the recipe, as a young teenager I dont really have a lot of money on me so the least amount of ingredients for my bugget really helps (: YOU ARE THE BEST

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    1. Hi Zoe,

      You are too sweet and you are so welcome! This cake is super easy and really good...just read the comments from those who have been making it for years. I did read that many people don't even frost the cake, they just sprinkle powdered sugar on top!

      If you make the cake, please stop by and let me know what you think!

      Have a great night and thanks for visiting my blog! Cheers!

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  11. As someone with severe lactose intolerance I really appreciate this recipe! The no eggs part is cool, but no milk or butter is fantastic. Thank You! And know that your daughter appreciates getting to eat foods she normally can't, I know I am over the moon when someone shows me a recipe that usually uses dairy with the dairy taken out.

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    1. Woo hoo!!! I am so glad you found this recipe! I know You will LOVE it as much as we do!!! I even use the batter to make cupcakes...you can add stuff to it - nuts, chocolate chips.

      If you make the cake, please stop by and let me know what you think!

      Thanks for the visit and sweet comment! I hope you have a great Wednesday!

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  12. Mary, thanks for this recipe. My husband is also allergic to eggs and I can't wait to try this!! funny to me how miserable some people are that they have to leave negative comments to people that are nice enough to share :) Hope you have a great night!!

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    1. Hi Brenda,

      You are going to jump up and down when you make this cake. I did! I hope you try it! If your husband likes chocolate cake, I know he will love this cake.

      As for the not so nice comment, that's okay...I know the cake is good, actually great! And I am so happy you found this recipe, that's the reason I love to share! Once you make it, you will make it again and again, especially with a husband with an egg allergy.

      Thanks so much for visiting and the sweet comment. I hope you have a great night too! Cheers!

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  13. Mary, I love that she got cake...and I love a recipe that's Depression era...great post!

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    1. Aww, thank you, Heather. She was one happy camper.

      I loved reading the cake came from the Depression era too. I wish I had my grandparents around to ask them if they made this cake. They did do a lot of things when it came to cooking and baking, that seemed strange to me as a child (bacon grease in coffee tins, PB-mayo-lettuce sandwiches, giblets in the turkey dressing) but now I see why.

      Thanks for the sweet comment & visit! I hope you have a great night!

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  14. OMG...baked & tasting as i write,it's moist/fluffy & yummy.
    thank u for sharing..:)

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    1. Yay! Smiling ear to ear! Thank you so much for letting me know what you thought! Shocking it's that moist without eggs, huh?!

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  15. Mary this looks awesome! I remember my sister making this in 4H when I was little and I had forgotten about it! Yummmm!

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    1. Thank you, Danni! This recipe is triggering a lot of childhood memories! So glad it triggered a childhood memory for you. I love this cake! :)

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  16. Have you tried chocolate cake mix with a can of dr. pepper? It turns out the same as regular cake but without the eggs and it has a slight cherry flavor from the pop! It's super yummy! This cake looks super good too. :) I actually think I'll try this later today. I've been craving chocolate cake lately!

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    1. I made it yesterday and my family of four has already eaten the whole pan! I love this recipe!

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    2. Hi Jacquie - I have heard about the Dr.Pepper(soda) trick but have never tried it! Maybe I'll give it a whirl! I am THRILLED that you tried the and your family loved it! Thank you so very much for stopping by and letting me know how your cake turned out!

      I hope you have a wonderful night! Thanks again!

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  17. It seems crazy! No eggs, milk or butter? It does make my heart happy that your little girl gets to eat cake now and not some funny tasting cake while everyone else gets the real cake! I can't wait to try this recipe and see how it turns out. If it passes my chocolate cake obsessed daughter's taste test we are good!

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    1. I was thrilled when she had her first piece of real cake...I am so happy my friend shared this with me. It really is crazy that there are no eggs and it's so moist! This chocolate cake is just as good as any other chocolate cake with eggs...it should pass the test! Thanks for stopping by, hope you're having great day!

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  18. When I was little, we had some family friends that we spent a lot of time with. They would make this cake for a quick dessert, and shared the recipe with my mom. I hadn't made or thought of it for years (decades!) and ran across the recipe a couple of years ago while sorting through my mom's recipes. I've made it a couple times since. We always loved Wacky Cake, instead of frosting our friend, and therefore we did the same, always sprinkled powdered sugar over the top while it was still warm. I enjoyed reading your post! Will visit again soon.

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    1. Hi Deannakc,

      Thanks for sharing your Crazy Cake story...it's amazing all the childhood memories this recipe is triggering. Next time I make it, I'm sprinkling powdered sugar on top!

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I hope you're having a wonderful afternoon.

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  19. Try adding a teaspoon of cinnamon to the recipie: Yum!

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  20. This looks absolutely amazing! I can't wait to try it....but, I was wondering if applesauce could be substituted for the oil? I might just go ahead and try it that way and see what happens! Thanks for posting!

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    1. I was wondering the same thing and how it could be tweaked a bit to make it lighter. Maybe Stevia for the sugar? It looks amazing the way it is though too :)

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    2. I wish I could answer this question, but I'm not sure. I think it may mess with the "chemical reaction" that makes it rise and gives it the moist texture...but it's worth trying...so if I do try apple sauce, I'll be sure to come back to your comments and let you know how it turned out. If you do try it, please stop by and let mw know how it turned out for you!

      Thank you both (Anonymous & Cheryl) for stopping by! I hope you are having a great day!

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  21. This looks wonderful. My little 9 year old is starting to bake on her own and is very interested in the reactions certain ingredients have together. She loves to put the vinegar on the baking soda. She will be so excited to try making this by herself! I can't wait to try it.

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    1. This will be such a fun activity for you and your daughter to do in the kitchen, especially if she is a little baker! If you try it, please stop by and let me know what you think of the cake!

      Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful night!

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  22. I just made this cake and it is wonderful! I made peanut butter frosting..yum!

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    1. Hi Nikki!

      YAY!!!! I am so happy you liked the cake!!! Thank you so much for sharing how your cake turned out!!! And PB frosting...YUM!!!

      I hope you are having a great afternoon! Thanks again for sharing! woo hoo!

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  23. Crazy good! Moist and delicious! I was skeptical at first but I'm hooked. This is going to be my new go-to chocolate cake!

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    1. Nikki - :) Such an awesome comment! I am so glad you are hooked! I was skeptical too, and I was immediately hooked after my first bite!

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  24. Has anyone tried making this using a GF all purpose baking mix like Bobs Red Mill? I am so lazy about figuring out how to substitute for wheat flour and adding in xanthan gum etc. I like quick and easy and this recipe has it going on but I need it gluten free.

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    1. Hi Leslie, I have never tried GF flour...that is such a good question. Maybe someone will see this comment and answer it for you. It may be worth a little experiment in your kitchen.


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  25. Thanks so much for sharing. It's great to have a recipe that is safe to take to school or church potlucks that everyone can eat. There's always that one or two with allergies that get left out. I wonder if it could be altered for cookies?

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    1. Hi there - I have never made cookies with this batter, but I have made cupcakes & cake pops. The cake pops were a little tricky, but once I figured out the timing, the batter worked great and my daughter with the egg allergy could eat the pops too!

      Thanks for the visit! I hope you have great night!

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  26. What kind of frosting did you use? The piece in the main picture has got my pregnancy cravings going crazy!

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    1. I cheated and used a can of Chocolate Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Frosting. :) Thanks for the visit! Sorry to stir up pregnancy cravings! I hope you have a great day!

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    2. I am also having a pregnancy craving after finding this!!!! Ill have to make it today and ill make sure I come back & let you know what I thought of it!!!!

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  27. Do you use self-rising or all-purpose flour and is it good for diabetics if you use splenda?

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    1. Hi Rosa,

      I use All-Purpose Flour. As for Splenda, I have never used Splenda, but I did find this version of Crazy Cake that uses Splenda:

      http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1925x14777x15406347

      I hope that helps. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask!

      I hope you are having a great day! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  28. I have made a similar recipe for years.I use 5 Tbsp of margarine instead of the oil.My mother also made this recipe.She called it Happy Valley cake because of the three depressions you make in it.I also make caramel sauce on the stove and serve it warm.My two sons love this cake.

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    1. Hi Jackie!

      Do you melt the margarine? I love the recipe name "Happy Valley Cake" :) And warm caramel sauce sounds perfect on top! I will be trying that too!

      Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a sweet comment! I hope you have a wonderful night!

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    2. My mom's copy of this recipe calls for melted margarine instead of oil as well. I can't believe I found this recipe! I have been making this cake for years and have never seen it anywhere before!

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  29. Hi Mary,
    Your crazy cake seems to be amazing. I'm french, living in France and I have a question about this recipe ; when you say 350° ; do you mean Celcius ou Farheneit ? Thanks a lot. I would like to try this recipe with my grand daughter aged of 3 1/2 ; she loves baking ! Have a good day. For me it's 9.00 am
    Hélène

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    1. Hi Hélène,

      It is Fahrenheit. I hope you make the cake! If you do, Please stop by and let me know what you think. You and your granddaughter would have fun baking this cake...eating it too!

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for the visit. Cheers!

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  30. Hi Hélène,

    It is Fahrenheit. I hope you make the cake! If you do, Please stop by and let me know what you think. You and your granddaughter would have fun baking this cake...eating it too!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for the visit. Cheers!

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  31. I saw this on Pinterest this morning, and my son and I made it this afternoon. It was a big hit with all of us!

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    1. Hi Francine!

      So sweet of you to stop by and let me know how your cake turned out! I am so glad it was a big hit! Thanks so much for the visit and comment! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  32. we've had this same recipe in our family for years!!! We've always called it Wacky Cake too. It's been our "go-to" dessert when we wanted something quick, easy, and delicious!! ~Peggy in Maryland

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    1. Hi! I am so glad to have this recipe in our family now too. I don't remember my grandparents making this cake, but do remember a spice cake that was made in a square baking dish. I plan on doing some research...

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I hope you have a wonderful Friday! Cheers!

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  33. My mother made this cake for us when we were kids. We use to know that recipe by heart. Never forget making the three little wells for the liquids. Awesome! Always wondered where that recipe went.

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      So glad you found the recipe I hope you make the cake again soon!

      Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  34. This looks fabulous! Can't wait to try it. Found your blog through Weekend Potluck and I'm a new follower!

    Christi
    http://the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Christi,

      Thank you - thanks for the visit and sweet words! I'll be sure to stop by your blog!

      Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

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  35. Mine is in the oven right now! Fingers crossed!


    bakeletteblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Molly,

      yay!!! I hope you loved the cake! I'll be sure to stop by your blog!
      I hope you are off to a wonderful weekend!
      Thanks for visiting!

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  36. I am appreciative of you for sharing this receipe. I can't help but wonder if my own Mother ever had this. She was born in 1919. She never said she did, nor, did i ever have it growing up. Anyway, i just made this tonight and i absolutely have to share and let whomever know, this was no dissapointment!!!!Delish! Thanking you again.

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    1. You are so welcome! THANK YOU so much for sharing, I am so glad you love the cake! This is a great recipe to share... :)

      I hope you are having a great Saturday! Thanks so much for visiting and your sweet word. Have wonderful weekend!

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  37. WOW! Thrilled to find this recipe!! My mother made it all the time when we were kids...hot out of the oven it made a fantastic treat after school!! We always cleaned the pan out before it had cooled off! We too called it wacky cake and I had been thinking about the last little while and wishing I still had the recipe...now i do!!! Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Noraht,

      I am so happy you found the recipe again! I've never had it hot out of the oven, but it sounds like that's how a lot of people enjoy this cake...sprinkling powered sugar on top, serving it while it is still warm. I plan on trying it this way the next time I make the cake!

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing. :)

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  38. This looks great but if there is no butter in it, what do you grease the pan with? Thanks!

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    1. I use non-stick cooking spray (Pam) - but you could also use Crisco, or butter ;)

      Thanks for the question and the visit. I hope you're having a great Saturday!

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  39. This looks so delicious that I'm tempted to lick my computer screen! ;)

    I found you on the Six Sisters' Stuff link party! Your blog is lovely! I can't wait to try this cake out! It's been pinned and put on the to-bake list!

    ~Rachel from Courting Contentment

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    1. Hi Rachel! Thank you so much and thanks for the visit & Pin! I'll be sure to stop by our blog and check it out! I hope yo try the cake :)

      I hope you have a great week!

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  40. This sounds awesome and I can't wait to try it. My best friends daughter has a milk allergy and it has been difficult to find a recipe to use for her birthday cake!! Now I have one and that little girl will get her very own birthday cake!

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    1. Her little girl will LOVE this cake - I am so glad you stumbled on to this recipe share :) Thanks for the visit and sweet words...

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  41. I don't know if anyone has already asked this question, but my mom had an egg allergy and it was because they put iodine in the chicken feed and it would come out in the eggs. Is your daughter allergic to seafood as well? Just a thought. If my mom bought organic farm eggs from farms that didn't use iodine, she could enjoy eggs and anything made with them. Thanks for sharing the recipe, sounds good!

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    1. I had never heard of that...I'll be sure to google it! Thanks! And thanks for the sweet message and visit. :)

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  42. Saw this on Pinterest & I love it! I would love for you to share this & any other recipes over at my link party: http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/2013/03/sweet-savory-saturdays-3.html
    Hope to see you there!
    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

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    1. Hi Amber,

      Thanks for the visit, comment & invite to the party...I will try to stop by this week! I hope you are off to a wonderful week! Thanks so much again!

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  43. This is a great recipe! My husband is newly vegan so I'm glad to find an easy dessert recipe for him! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Madge,

      I am so thrilled you found this recipe...he will love it, and so will you....trust me!

      I hope you have a great week! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet message!

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  44. TY TY TY TY TY my mom has been looking for this recipe for YEARS. She learned it in home ec in school and lost the recipe. Being a military family she lost a lot of her cookbooks and handwritten recipes. And this was one of those she couldn't ever remember the measurements for but knew what went into it. I will be sharing this with her.

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    1. YW, YW,YW, YW :) That made my night, RETHOR :) I hope you and your mom make the cake AGAIN soon! Thank you so much for leaving such a fun message! I hope you and your mom have a wonderful week!

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  45. My mom made a similar cake. Pretty much the same as you posted only she mixed the ingredients. No indents. It was always a favorite of ours growing up. We simply called it "The Oil and Vinegar Cake" Delicious and moist and oh so good. I'll have to get my copy out and make this again soon!! Thanks for bringing back memories of a great cake!!

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    1. Hi Mare,

      Thank you for sharing your memory :) I learned from a few others on Pinterest, this cake is also called Vinegar & Oil Cake. I hope you make it soon...it never fails - always moist & delicious! Thanks for sharing and for the visit! I hope you're off to a great week!

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  46. Hi~ Stopping by from Marvelous Monday~ Wonderful recipe~ I have never heard of this cake but would love to give it a try~ Lynn Turnips 2 Tangerines

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      Thanks for the visit! I hope you try the cake, I know you'll love it!
      I hope you are having a great Monday!

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  47. This looks so amazing! I love easy and creative recipes! I'll have to try it soon.

    New follower from Marvelous Mondays Linky Party. Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me back!

    Phylicia
    http://heartsncraftsboutique.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Phylicia - Thanks for the visit, sweet words & follow...I'll be sure to visit & follow back! I hope you have a great night!

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  48. Exited to try this recipe! One question though: do you think I could use apple cider vinegar instead of white? Thanks for your help!

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    1. Hi Kelli,

      Oh, I wish I had an answer for you on this one....I do not know. I have only used white vinegar. I'll see if I can find the answere for you and will reply to your message here.

      I hope you are off to a great week!

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    2. Hi Kelly - I never found the answer :( I think the apple cider may change the taste. I'll keep looking!

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    3. You can‘t. The vinegar and baking soda is what makes it rise all fluffy and moist without eggs (think science project volcano) apple cider wouldn't react the same way with the baking soda. Hope this helps.

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  49. Found you on Marvelous Mondays- LOVE the old recipes! I enjoyed visiting your blog- I am now following you on Facebook (Yesterfood and Joy), and Twitter.

    Joy @ Yesterfood
    http://yesterfood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Joy,

      Thank you so much for the visit, sweet words & follow! I'll be sure to check out your blog.

      Have a great night!

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  50. I said I would come back & let you know how this cake was after I tried it and I must say it's amazing!!!! It's the best from scratch chocolate cake recipe I've tried. I used cake flour (cuz it was all I had) and I made a fluffy chocolate buttercream. It may ruin the fact that it's a vegan cake but I'm not vegan so I don't care ;) it was really really yummy!!!! Thank you

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    1. Hi Sheryl,

      WOo hoo!!! I am so glad you loved it!!! And you are so welcome!!!

      Thank you so much for letting me (and others) know how your cake turned out!

      I hope you have a great week! Thank you so much again!

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  51. This is the only kind of chocolate cake we ate growing up, and I have never seen a recipe for it anywhere! When I tell people I only make cake from scratch they are shocked, but this one is so easy! You can also turn it into a white cake by substituting additional flour for the cocoa powder :)

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    1. Hi there - I was planning on trying vanilla next, so thanks for the tip!

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing...it really is a wonderful recipe - an real oldie, but goodie! I hope you have a great night! Thanks again for the tip! :)


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  52. I just made a version of this yesterday for church! The recipe I used is slightly different and I added mint flavoring. I also chopped up some Andes mint candies to sprinkle on top. I have to say though, that peanut butter and chocolate are my favorite so I may be doing this again in the near future :-)

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    1. Mint sounds great, Marty! PB & Choc are my favorite too! Thanks so much fro stopping by and sharing, love you tip! Have a wonderful week!

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  53. Wow! I am trying this today. We are having a snow day today, so I have time! Hopping over from Marvelous Mondays! Sandra from www.ourchangingnestnowwhat.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Sandra,

      Please stop back by if you make the cake, and let me know what you think! This is a great recipe to make for a snow day! I hope you love it as much as our family and so many others do!

      Hope you are having a fun snow day! Cheers!

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  54. This looks wonderful! I love that there's no dairy in it. Thanks for this one. We'll be making this soon!

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    1. Hi Erin - I hope you love it! If you make the cake, please stop by and let me know how it turned out! Thanks for visiting and for the sweet comment! I hope you have a great night!

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  55. I am amazed that so many people have not heard of or tried vegan cake! This is extremely common place where I live. I am not vegan but I find that vegan baked goods are more yummy by a long shot than the regular ones. I have a wonderful recipe book called vegan cupcakes take over the world that has great stuff. Unfortunately the vegan stuff isn't all that much better for you... it is lower in saturated fats but can easily gain trans fats (which are worse) if you are not careful!

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    1. It's a great cake! And you are so right about the trans fats ;) The Vegan Cupcakes sounds like a great cookbook!

      Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  56. Awesome recipe!!! love it! I invite you to link every week- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/03/link-party-10.html
    Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy,

      Thank you & thanks for the invite...I'll be sure to check out your party this week! I hope you have a good night!

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  57. Does this cake stay fluffy and moist the next few days? I am looking forward to making this cake for my kiddos, I'm just asking because I like to sneak a piece the next day during naptime. :) Thank you for this recipe. I have never heard of a Wacky Cake or Depression Cake.

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    1. Yes - just had a piece, still moist days later! So enjoy that piece of cake during naptime! Thanks so much for the visit & sweet words!

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  58. I have made this cake and love it! Thanks for reminding me of it again, I am going to have to make it again.

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    1. Hi Rita, So happy to remind you! I hope you make it again soon!

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  59. Just saw your link over at This Gal Cooks Link Party and thought I'd come and check out your crazy cake! Looks delicious :)

    I'd love for you to share this weekend at my link party that runs from Fri-Sun @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you there!

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    1. Hi Shauna, Thank you and thanks for the invite! I'll try to stop by your party. I hope you are having a great week. Thanks for the sweet words and visit!

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  60. wow, amazing! I can't believe how light and fluffy it looks for how little it has in it :o) I came over from Sugar Bee Crafts. Would love for you to share this at my Tuesday Link party as well! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/st-pattys-pasta-and-tasteful-tuesday.html

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    1. Hi Emily - THANK YOU! I will be sure to stop by and link up, thanks for the invite! Have a great day!

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  61. Love this cake there is also a spice cake version, very good but we love the chocolate one best. My mom adds left over coffee to both.
    EGGLESS SPICE CAKE






    1 1/4 c. flour
    1 c. brown sugar
    1/4 c. cornstarch
    1 tsp. soda
    1 tsp. allspice
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. cloves
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/3 c. oil
    1 tbsp. vinegar
    1 c. water
    1/2 c. raisins (optional)


    Mix first 8 ingredients together with a fork. Add oil, vinegar and water. Stir quickly, batter will be thin. Add raisins if desired.
    Bake in 350°F oven for 30 minutes.

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    1. THANK YOU for the share! I just tested a my own version of Spice Cake and it turned out really good - I used pumpkin spice. Here is a link to my recipe:http://www.sweetlittlebluebird.com/2013/03/tried-true-tuesday-crazy-for-crazywacky.html I think raisins would be great a great addition!

      Thank you so much again for sharing your recipe! I'll be trying it out! Have a great day! Thanks for the visit!

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  62. I am so excited whenever I find egg free recipes. I am sure that you know already but DO NOT giver her flu shots, chicken pox shots or Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR) shots. I learned the hard way not to have them. :(

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    1. I get excited too, whenever I find a great egg-free recipe!

      Yes...thanks for the reminder about shots ;) We had to do them at the allergy doc's office.

      Thanks so much for the visit!

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  63. This looks yummy! I'm stopping by from Marvelous Monday linky party. I'm hosting a party and hope you will post a few great recipes! http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/03/tried-and-true-recipe-party-3.html

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    1. Hi Jackie,

      Thank you and thanks for the invite to the party....I will try to stop by and check it out!

      I hope you're having a great week!

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  64. I am so excited to find this blog! My 3 y.o. daughter has an egg allergy. She always wants to help me bake and I am sad when I have to tell her no. I can't wait to bake this cake with her! Thank you!

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    1. Hi Molly! I am so glad you found this recipe, you and your daughter will lOVE this cake. I just did two new versions too - Vanilla & Spice, you can find the recipes here:

      http://www.sweetlittlebluebird.com/2013/03/tried-true-tuesday-crazy-for-crazywacky.html

      Also, here is my pinterest board for EGG FREE recipes:

      http://pinterest.com/SLBblog/egg-free-recipes/

      I hope you try this cake - so simple and so good! If you do, please stop by and let me know what you and your daughter think!

      Thanks for the visit & sweet words...

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  65. I am so excited to find this blog! My 3 y.o. daughter has an egg allergy. She always wants to help me bake and I am sad when I have to tell her no. I can't wait to bake this cake with her! Thank you!

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  66. Can I use gluten-free flour??? I would love to do this but I am trying to cut out wheat or at least try with almond or coconut flour? Any ideas???

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    1. Hi,

      I have never used gluten-free flour...but it might be worth an experiment in the kitchen. If you have used GF flour in other baked good recipes, and they turned out, it should work with this recipe too.

      Wish I had a definite answer for you...if I learn more, I'll be sure to stop by here and let you know!

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  67. My mother has been making "crazy cake" for 60 years. I don't know anyone else who has ever had it let alone heard of it til this post!! It is my all time favorite cake. It is also the moistest cake EVER!!!!

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    1. Hi Karen! I am so glad you stumbled on to my post on Crazy Cake! It's our favorite too. This will be a family favorite of ours for years to come! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing...I was tickled reading your message. Have a wonderful night!

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  68. Wow! I am so glad I found this post. It looks fabulous! I just pinned so I can try it out. I can already tell I will go crazy for it :)

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    1. Hi Krista! Thanks for the sweet comment, visit & Pin! I hope you go crazy for the cake too!

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  69. I found this gorgeous cake on Pinterest and had to come over to see it for myself. This cake is similar to what my mom used to make when I was growing up. I don't think her recipe called for oil though. I am going to make this cake and compare with my moms......This should be fun. I love taste tests! I would love to see you share some of your recipes at the Foodie Friends Friday link party. Please consider stopping over this weekend. We are doing a "green" recipe party in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Now, on my way to Pinterest to pin this gorgeous cake.http://alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com/2013/03/foodie-friends-friday.html

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    1. Hi Angie, Thanks for the visit, sweet comment and invite to the party...I missed this one :( The old recipes are the best :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Oh, and if you try this cake, please stop by and let me (all of us know) what you think and if it similar to your mom's recipe!

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  70. Hello Mary! Just wanted to pop over and congratulate you and this cake being the most clicked at last week's Weekend Potluck. I can't wait to try it, I've never heard of such a cake! Please head over and grab a featured button on the right side of our blog if you don't already have one. Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Kim
    http://sunflowersupperclub.blogspot.com/2013/03/weekend-potluck-58.html

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    1. Hi Kim!!! I stopped by the party to say thank you....but one more time....THANK YOU and the girls so much!!! I hope you have are off to a great weekend! Oh ----> I hope you try the cake!

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  71. YAY! This is going to be our treat later tonight. Thank you for sharing this old time recipe!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and sweet comment! Hope you LOVED the cake!

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  72. OMG! My grandmother passed this recipe onto me many moons ago. It is my favorite cake EVER! I make it with vanilla butter cream using the recipe on the back of C&H Powdered Sugar boxes. Both recipes are so simple and cheap but Oh SO Yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Hi Tracy! Thank you for sharing! I love this cake.....I always cheat and use a can of Betty Crocker frosting - I'll have to check out the back of my powered sugar next time and whip up my own frosting :) Thanks for the visit & sweet words! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  73. OMG! My grandmother passed this recipe onto me many moons ago. It is my favorite cake EVER! I make it with the vanilla butter cream frosting recipe on the back of C&H Powdered Sugar boxes. Both are so easy and cheap but Oh SO Yummy! Thanks for sharing. Made me think of my grandma :)

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  74. Chia seeds and water make a great egg replacement too, but I don't know the measurements of each off hand.

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  75. I am past my mid-sixties and I have been aware of this recipe for years. It makes me stop and think how something I take for granted as old stuff might be interesting to newer and younger cooks. Years ago there was a mix available to make these cakes. They were called Snackin' Cakes and I recall them in chocolate and coconut pecan and they made a moist 8 inch square cake and utilized water and vinegar to complete.

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    1. Hi Nana, I have heard them called Snakin' Cakes too. I am so glad my friend shared this oldie but goodie cake recipe - I am so thankful! Thank you for the visit and sharing. I hope you are off to a great weekend!

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  76. Have this in the oven right now. I make one batch rack of the chocolate and vanilla and mixed them together for a marble cake. Hoping it turns out good. The batter tasted delicious, or so my daughter told me and it was so easy to throw together! Thanks for posting the recipe and I can't wait to eat it! Amanda.

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    1. Hi Amanada! Yumm....I have never made marble - great idea! I hope you loved the cake! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment and tip ;) Hope you are having a great Friday!

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  77. My sister just reminded me there was also chocolate chip and banana walnut flavors available and she thinks it was a Betty Crocker product. They were easy to mix up and very moist. Wonder why they were discontinued?

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    1. Hi Nana - I was thinking about trying a banana cake, also lemon. I often throw in chocolate chips. Thanks for the tip!

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  78. does it actually turn out how it looks in the photo at the very top? And what type of icing is on there?

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    1. Yes - that is the actual cake!!! The icing on the Cake is from a can, I cheated and used chocolate Betty Crocker frosting. I do have a great recipe share on the bottom, that several people have made for this cake and loved - Peanut Butter chocolate frosting!

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  79. I've been making a similar cake to this since I was a kid (so, the 90s lol). I didn't think it was such a big deal that it didn't have eggs or butter. But we also never had box cakes either, on the farm everything was made from scratch!! :)
    I am excited about the vanilla & spice cake versions though, since I've already perfected the chocolate one (and prefer to mix it in a bowl ;)

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    1. Hi Kat, I was a late teen in the early 90s :) The Spiced cake is really yummy! I'll be making it a lot in the fall! The vanilla was great too...but my all-time fav is chocolate! Thanks for the visit and comment! Hope you have a fun weekend!

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  80. Hi all! I love the spice cake, and am currently making if for my hubby's birthday so the whole family can have cake. (I have a son with egg, milk and nut allergies.)

    Just wondering if you have ever looked into Kelly Rudnick's website - Allergymama.com? It really is amazing and her first cookbook has some amazing dessert recipes for food allergies. You two should team up... !

    Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! Smiles to you!

    PS Most of Pillsbury's brand frosting is milk & egg free. I love homemade frosting, but in a time crunch I turn to using Pillsbury. Their cream cheese flavored one is very very good on the spice cake. In addition, the egg replacer, Ener-G Egg, does work great. My 5 year old loves to help make the 'pretend' eggs for recipes! :)

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    1. Thanks for the tips on the website Allergymama & frosting!!! I will be checking out the site! SMILE BACK AT YOU :) So glad you like the Spiced cake! Thank you so much for the visit, sweet comment and tips. Hope your husband had a wonderful birthday and ate lots of cake!

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  81. Does anyone know calories/nutritional content for this?

    Thank you in advance!!

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    1. I found this link for the nutritional info for this cake:

      http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/136980/Crazy-Cake/detail.aspx

      Thanks for the visit and question!


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  82. I am so glad I stumbled across this recipe! My boyfriend is also allergic to eggs and I always feel so bad he has never had a birthday cake! I have made a vegan cake for him before (no butter, milk, or eggs) and it was slightly dry. I have also tried replacing eggs with a mashed up banana before and it worked, but you could taste the banana and not everyone loved it. I cant wait to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Hi Madison - I am so glad you stumbled onto this recipe! YOu will LOVE it and so will your boyfriend - super moist and no funny flavors - REAL CAKE!!! Thank you so much for the visit and sweet comment. I hope you are off to a great weekend!

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  83. My mother in law is from Altoona, PA and first taught me this cake in 1970. I still make it and she indeed called it Dad's Wacky Cake! It is perfection! We usually iced it but occassionaly we would simply sprinkle powdered sugar over it and call it done! Thanks for the smile!

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    1. I love hearing all the stories/memories about this cake. I had no idea it was such a sentimental cake to many. Thank you so much for sharing...you comment made me smile :) I hope you have a great weekend!!! Oh, and i love that your mother-in-law called it Dad's Wacky Cake!

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  84. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mother in law made this cake years ago and lost the recipe in a move and always wanted to find it I've looked and looked and I think this is it soooo excited to show her and make it!!!!! she is a amazing cook but was never a great baker except this cake she could make and loved it!

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    1. You are so sweet and so welcome!!!! I love reading comments like this!!! I am so happy you stumbled on to my post and found this lost recipe! :) Happy baking!!! Thank you so much for the visit and sweet comment/share. I hope you and your Mother-in-law bake this cake again soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  85. How about a peanut butter crazy cake? Or strawberry?

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    1. Yummm - stay tuned! I plan on testing out other versions of this cake! PB & Strawberry sound like great favors to try!

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  86. I just have to say... I love this idea. I always make my cakes from scratch and a few years ago I had a kid allergic to eggs come to my girls' birthday party and made a point to make all the cake and ice cream safe for him (his mom told me that they use sour cream in the place of eggs). I found that to be really interesting and LOVED the way the cake turned out, but this is just beyond me. Thank you so much for the share. I can't wait to make it for church where there is a little girl allergic to milk and eggs. Again... Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! This is a great everyday cake recipe (snaking cake) and an excellent go-to recipe to have on hand for family and friends with egg/dairy allergies. I have never tried sour cream...I might to soon! Thanks for the share, visit & sweet comment. I hope you are off to a wonderful weekend!

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  87. I love this recipe, first learned it from my 2nd grade teacher in Wisconsin in the late 60's (telling my age). I lost that recipe years ago and have always wanted to find it again. I now have an allergy to milk so this will be great.
    Thanks so much. I will share it with my niece who also has a milk allergy.

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    1. I love all the stories people are sharing about this cake. I am so thrilled you found my post and this old recipe, especially with your allergies. I played with the recipe and have a Spiced Crazy Cake and also Vanilla. You can find the link for those recipes above, in my post, where it states "UPDATE" - Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you make this cake soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  88. Loved your recipe so much!! I hope you don't mind but I linked to your recipe from my site. You have the honor of being part of my first-ever blog post! www.southernbellebaker.com Thank you!!

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    1. Hi! What an honor!!! Thank you! I do not mind at all! Thanks for the sharing the love of this cake! Best wishes on your Blog journey...I'll be stopping by! Cheers!

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  89. I wanted to say get the egg replacer most stores carry it. It works great in any recipe that have eggs in them. I keep a box in the cupboard just so I have it on hand. I have even made a decent omelet with some seasoning and cheese. I love eggs and have no problem with them but I have family members who can't have them and I have used them for a good ten years. They are easy to use and the conversions/directions are right on the box. Best wishes allergies are not fun!

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I plan on looking into egg replacers! And thanks for the wishes...I have learned to be pretty creative in the kitchen! I hope you have a great weekend.

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  90. Hi! I'm from Argentina.
    This looks great!!! I will give it a try.
    I have another cake with no eggs, no butter, no milk in it tat your daughter may enjoy. But it DOES call for a blender...

    The recipe is very simple:

    3 cups of flour
    2 cups of sugar
    1 cup of oil
    2 clementines

    You have to cut the fruits in order to check for any seeds and then throw them (the fruits, not the seeds!) in a blender to mash them.
    Then, add the oil, sugar and flour.

    You'll have to bake it in a greased pan for about 45' in medium/ high heat.

    I hope you'll enjoy it!

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    1. YUM! Thank you so much, GU, for the recipe! So sweet of you to share! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  91. Vegetarian cakes (no eggs) are popular in India. Best part, you can't tell the difference. :-)

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  92. Hi Mary,
    I have the cake in the oven right now. I can't wait to try it!!
    I was wondering if you knew the calories and info like that? I am on a strict diet and I just want to know how much I can eat..... I want it to be lots.. .ha ha.

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    1. Hi there - I had to google search it, but I found a site that shares the nutritional information. Copy & paste this link:

      http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/136980/Crazy-Cake/detail.aspx

      I've also used Canola oil instead of Veg oil and the cake is always great!

      I hope you love the cake! To reduce calories, you can just sprinkle powdered sugar on top instead of using frosting. Please stop by again and let everyone know what you think about the cake!

      Thanks so much for the visit!

      Cheers!

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  93. Great allergy free recipe.
    I also have one allergic to eggs ... We often omit the egg and make as directed, cakes turn out incredibly moist. Sometimes we also add applesauce in place of the egg.

    After many years we have even found a way to make brownies successfully with no oil and no egg

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    1. Great tip - thank you! I am still searching for an easy brownie recipe...
      Hope you have a great weekend!

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  94. Oh Goodness Gracious! This cake is delicious! I made it about two weeks ago and ago tonight. The hubby and I aren't the biggest fans of frosting so I topped it off with some homemade chocolate and caramel sauce and it was DIVINE! It's so moist and decadent. I cannot wait to have it again! GREAT recipe, so glad I found via Pinterest

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    1. Hi Katheine! Happy dance! I am so glad you loved the cake! It was so sweet of you to stop by and share your thoughts! I have never tried chocolate or caramel sauce...that does sound DIVINE!

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment - SMILING ear to ear!!!

      I hope you are off to a wonderful weekend! Cheers to you! Thanks again :)

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  95. Cant wait to try this, always looking for great tasting vegan recipes for my son. I would love to know how to make the brownie - i've make about 25 different recipes and don't like any - perhaps myranda mccarney could offer the recipe.

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    1. Hi Carmen, I know your son will LOVE this cake, so will you - it's that good, you will not miss the eggs/dairy. I am still searching for a good brownie recipe. I have tried a few in the past, but none that I want to make again.

      Thanks so much for the visit and comment. I hope you are having a great Friday!

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  96. I have had this recipe for years and have never made it, thanks for inspiration. Can't wait to try it.

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    1. I hope you make it....you will kick yourself for waiting so long to try it ;) Thank you so much for visiting and for the comment! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  97. I LOVE Wacky Cake! We use Penuche Frosting on ours. It's delicious! http://southernfood.about.com/od/icingrecipes/r/bl50618m.htm#

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