Chocolate Crazy Cake, Wacky Cake, Depression Cake: Many Names, Perfect Taste

It's famous for not using eggs, milk, or butter!

Chocolate Crazy Cake, Wacky Cake, Depression Cake: Many Names, Perfect Taste

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The Chocolate Crazy Cake, also known as "Wacky Cake" or "Depression Cake," is a delightful and fun recipe that's been around since the Great Depression era.

It's famous for not using eggs, milk, or butter, making it perfect for those with allergies or dietary restrictions. Despite what it lacks in traditional ingredients, it more than makes up for in taste and texture.

This cake is a testament to culinary creativity, proving that delicious desserts can come from the most unexpected ingredient combinations. The result is a super moist, rich chocolate cake that's perfect for any occasion, whether it's a casual gathering or a more festive celebration.

Here's how to make this unconventional, yet deliciously moist and chocolatey cake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In the baking pan, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Level the ingredients and make three wells in the mixture.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients to Wells: Pour the vinegar into one well, the vanilla extract into the second well, and the vegetable oil into the third well.
  4. Combine and Bake: Pour water over all the ingredients. Mix well until smooth using a fork, ensuring to incorporate all the dry mix from the corners of the pan. Smooth the top.
  5. Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool and Serve: Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar or top with your favorite frosting.

Enjoy!

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