My New Favorite Chocolate Cake! Crazy Wacky Cake

A perfect cake recipe for those with egg and dairy allergies. This recipe has quite a history and it is known as the Crazy Cake. You'll have to scroll almost to the bottom of the linked page to read about it.


Yesterday was my husband's birthday; I normally make Lane's Chocolate Cake for his birthday but I did not have any milk.  So I searched for a cake recipe that did not call for milk and found THIS recipe. Now, I do have to say this, I have become a second guesser when I read blogs with recipes because I've made several after pinning them on Pinterest and they turned out horrible. I did take into consideration that Mary baked this cake for her daughter's birthday, so I searched Allrecipes.com and found the exact recipe only it was for a full size 9x13 pan. I read the reviews and decided I would give it a go. I AM SO GLAD I BAKED THIS CAKE!

Crazy Cake/Wacky Cake


3 cups      all-purpose flour
2 cups      white sugar
1 tsp         salt
2 tsp        baking soda
½ cup      cocoa powder
¾  cup     oil
2 Tbsp     white vinegar
2 tsp        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 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.

The only thing I did different ~ I mixed everything in a bowl. Greased and floured my pan, so I could take it out and frost the whole thing. Super SCRUMPDILLYICIOUS!

I used my chocolate frosting RECIPE .   

Together, this cake is HEAVENLY! 

It makes a wonderful breakfast for champions the next day. Yeah, don't judge! :)

3 comments

  1. Hi Lori, I have made this cake and did just what you did with mixing it in a bowl and baking in a greased pan. I guess great minds think alike :)
    It is a really nice cake, and I would not mind having some for breakfast either.

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  2. I have also made this cake for 44 years. The recipe has been in our family for 65+ years as my husband is allergic to eggs. We love it. I have also started to make an eggless sheet cake just by substituting 1/2 c applesauce for the eggs in a standard sheet cake recipe. I also just mix/sift all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the "wet" ingredients (instead of using the 3 "well" method) before pouring into a greased/floured 9x13" pan.

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