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Chocolate Crazy Cake Is Made With No Eggs, Milk, Or Butter

Want another amazingly crazy crazy cake recipe? Last week I shared our Vanilla Crazy Cake and not even kidding – y’all went nuts.

Get ready to strap yourself in ’cause this Chocolate Crazy Cake is just as amazing and how can you go wrong with chocolate? Don’t know about crazy cakes yet?

They’re also known as Wacky Cake or Depression Cake, don’t need dairy or eggs to make them, and somehow still taste just as amazing if you swap in gluten-free flour, too.

Plus, forget about washing tons of dishes – these are all made in the same pan! These cakes became popular during the Great Depression when eggs and dairy products were expensive and hard to come by. Nowadays, they’re great for people with food allergies, and everyone will love them! Enjoy!

What You’ll Need To Make Chocolate Crazy Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
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How To Make Chocolate Crazy Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt in a greased 8″ square (or round…I prefer the round, but I’ve made this in both) baking pan.

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Make 3 depressions in the dry ingredients – two small and one large. Pour the vinegar and vanilla in each of the two smaller depressions, and the vegetable oil in the large one.

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Pour water over the entire thing and mix until smooth.

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Bake on the middle rack of the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Let it cool, then top with your favorite frosting and enjoy!

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This cake is downright chocolatey deliciousness.

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Chocolate Crazy Cake

Yield: 1 Cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This crazy cake is made with no eggs, milk, or butter!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt in a greased 8" square (or round...I prefer the round, but I've made this in both) baking pan.
  2. Make 3 depressions in the dry ingredients - two small and one large. Pour the vinegar and vanilla in each of the two smaller depressions, and the vegetable oil in the large one.
  3. Pour water over the entire thing and mix until smooth.
  4. Bake on the middle rack of the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Let it cool, then top with your favorite frosting and enjoy!

This recipe was adapted from this chocolate crazy cake recipe here.

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Donna Nemo

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

This cake is amazing! I just made this and my husband loved it. He says it’s light spongy not too dense. I also made it with monkfruit instead of sugar. Perfect amount of sweetness. I will definitely make this again. I want to try the vanilla version next.

Lu

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Has anyone made this cake strawberry flavored? I am looking for a vegan strawberry flavored wacky cake.

Lydia Douglas

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

Was amazing. Making the white one today as unfortunately hubby is not a fan of chocolate.

TRICIA COBIRM

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

Ca you send me the recipe for the vanilla one please

Gotten Candy

Monday 4th of March 2019

Can I use apple vinegar?

Jamie

Wednesday 13th of March 2019

I haven't tried it. Sorry!

Devorah Goldblatt

Friday 14th of December 2018

This is the BEST cake I have ever made and eaten IN MY LIFE. And everyone else loves it too! Every time we need a dessert they ask for this. THANK YOU!!

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