dar & chocolate

Wacky Cake or Crazy Cake

Kategori: Food and drink

Makes: 1 rectangular cake that serves about 12-14 people
Time: 10-15 mins prep
Source: Woman's Day Old-Fashioned Desserts [1978], as reprinted in The American Century Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes of the 20th Century


  • 1 1/2 cups or 3,5 dl sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup or 2,25 dl granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons or 0,88 dl vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup or 2,25 dl cold water


  • 3 tablespoons or 43g butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup or 2,25 dl sifted confectioners' (10X) sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • chopped nuts (optional)
  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 350F/175C degrees.
  2. Sift four, sugar, cocoa, soda, and salt together into ungreased 8X8X2-inch or 20cmX20cmX5cm baking pan.
  3. Make three wells in mixture with spoon: one large, one medium, and one small. Into large well pour oil; into medium well, vinegar; into small well, vanilla. Pour water over all and stir with fork until smooth; do not beat.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until springy to touch
  5. Frosting: Melt butter in saucepan, add 10X sugar, cocoa, salt and vanilla and beat until smooth. If too stiff to spread, soften with warm milk or water.
  6. As soon as cake is done, transfer to wire cooling rack and spread at once with frosting. Cool cake before cutting.

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