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Crazy Cake
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Crazy good and crazy easy, this cake was popular during the Depression when key cake ingredients were rationed. Since it doesn’t contain dairy or eggs, it’s perfect for vegans or those looking to avoid dietary cholesterol. 


3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups cold water

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Crazy Cake
  • I'm a dairy free recipe!
  • I'm a gluten-free recipe!
  • I'm a heart healthy recipe!
  • I'm a low sodium recipe!
  • I'm a vegan recipe!
  • I'm a vegetarian recipe!


1. Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa together into a large bowl.

2. 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.

3. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool and dust with powdered sugar or frost with your favorite icing. 

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