My New Favorite Chocolate Cake! Crazy Wacky Cake

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 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!

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.

Chocolate Wacky Cake

Crazy Wacky Cake


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups 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 H.E.A.V.E.N.L.Y!

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