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Strawberry Crazy Cake You Can Make Without Eggs, Milk, Or Butter

Have y’all tried our Vanilla Crazy Cake? It contains no eggs, milk, or butter, and it is so yummy!

This is a STRAWBERRY version of the Crazy Cake, also known as Wacky Cake or Depression Cake.

These cakes became popular during the Great Depression when eggs and dairy products were expensive and hard to come by — kind of like now.

They are also great for people with food allergies. EVERYONE will love them!

Sometimes we just need a quick and delicious way to satisfy our sweet tooth, and this is it!

What You’ll Need To Make Strawberry Crazy Cake:

  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 3-Ounce Box of Strawberry Gelatin
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 5 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Strawberry Extract
  • 1 Cup Water

How To Make Strawberry Crazy Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, gelatin, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a greased 8″ square baking pan. Your mixture will be pink.

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.

Mix water and Strawberry Extract. Pour mixture over the entire thing and mix until smooth.

Bake on the middle rack of the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. 

Let it cool, then top with your favorite frosting! If you want to get CRAZY, put some white chocolate shavings, and fresh strawberries on top. Enjoy!

If you’re more of a chocolate fan, check out our Chocolate Crazy Cake recipe!

Strawberry Crazy Cake

Strawberry Crazy Cake

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

How to make Strawberry Crazy Cake.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 3-Ounce Box of Strawberry Gelatin
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 5 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Strawberry Extract
  • 1 Cup Water

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Mix the flour, gelatin, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a greased 8″ square baking pan.
    3. 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.
    4. Mix water and Strawberry Extract together.
    5. Pour mixture over the entire thing and mix until smooth.
    6. Bake on the middle rack of the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. 
    7. Let it cool, then top with your favorite frosting!

Notes

If you want to get CRAZY, shave some White Chocolate onto the top of the frosting, and top with Fresh Strawberries. Enjoy!

If you want a more vibrant PINK color, mix in 5 drops of Red Food Coloring to the Water and Extract mixture.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g

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Sandy Cole

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Hi there, I've tried this recipe twice now for a Neapolitan style cake. Each time, the first and second time I baked the cake, the middle sank. I followed the recipe exactly. I thought maybe I opened the oven too soon since I had 2 other round cakes baking with them. The third time, I baked a layer in the oven alone and didn't open the oven until the timer sounded. The middle still sank. Also, every time, no matter how well I grease and flour my pans, this cake sticks and slightly tears when coming out. I wait for at least 15-20 minutes before I take my cakes out. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here. I've baked wacky/depression cakes like these for years now and haven't had issues like this.

Could it be the sugar ratio from the boxed jello? It has a beautiful flavor and look.

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