- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tbls. cocoa
- 1 tsp. soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 Tbls. vinegar
- 1 cup water
Add dry ingredients to a #8 iron skillet and mix well. Add oil, vinegar, vanilla and water. Stir well. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350-degrees. Cooks fast, so check often! It has no eggs, so it dries out if you overcook it. Watch carefully. Cool on a grate or on wadded up pieces of foil if you’re camping and don’t have a grill. I oftentimes use ½ cup water with ½ cup coffee instead of the 1 cup water. Yum!
Frost with your favorite chocolate icing. I love to use the Hershey’s Cocoa recipe. I follow it exactly, except I use a pinch of salt. I use a lot on Crazy Cake!
Comment: This recipe is so old, it almost doesn’t exist! My mom, Aunt Dobbie and Aunt Dean all made Crazy Cake. No eggs, no mixer…and it has a bit of vinegar. You won’t believe the texture!
Comment: If you follow the instructions and don’t let the cake overcook (dry out), you’re going to throw away all your 15-steps to the Perfect Chocolate Cake recipes. This one will beat them all out…I promise!!
Comment: Crazy Cake is perfect for motorhome/trailer campouts. If you have any left over (rare!), leave it in the skillet and cover well with foil or plastic wrap.
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