This cake is so delicious and easy! I first found the recipe over on Sweet Little Bluebird. Make sure to check her out; she has a variety of different flavors to go with this cake! This cake has no eggs, no milk and no butter, plus it is so simple you don't even need a mixer. This is a cake that was created during the Depression, where eggs, butter and milk were not as easy to acquire. This is the 2nd time that I have made this cake this week.
The recipe is so basic and simple I decided to make up three bags of dry ingredients to speed up the next time that I make it. With as simple as this cake is to make I taped a little direction sheet to each bag, so no matter who makes it they can do it easily without having to go look for the recipe.
Chocolate Crazy Cake
1 1/2 cups flour
3 Tbsp. cocoa (unsweetened)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
5 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8x8 pan. Simply mix all of the dry ingredients together. Create 3 wells or holes in the dry ingredients; dump vinegar, vanilla, and oil into those holes. Dump the water all over the top of the cake. Mix everything together until smooth and put it in the pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until done.
I made these into cupcakes and one batch made 12 regular cupcakes.
I frosted them using my Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. I simply made a half batch of frosting (I only use 4 ounces Cream Cheese instead of 5). The white frosting is the same recipe minus the chocolate, and with a tsp more vanilla.