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Vanilla Crazy Cake You Can Make With No Eggs, Milk, Or Butter

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I’ve got the craziest recipe for you guys today! But I suppose you already knew that from the title, didn’t you?

Vanilla Crazy Cake – also known as Wacky Cake or Depression Cake, doesn’t need dairy or eggs to make them.

Vanilla Crazy Cake Recipe

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In fact, you don’t even need to get a separate bowl dirty – you can make it right in the 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!

All things aside, sometimes we just need a quick and delicious way to satisfy our sweet tooth and this is it!

The beauty is, you can change out ingredients or add to it as needed. Take the basis of this recipe and add sprinkles or a different flavored extract. Maybe you want to make it a fun color, you can add some food dye and truly make it fun and colorful.

Have fun making this cake and we cannot wait to see the look on your face when it’s made without those eggs and and dairy products!

What You’ll Need To Make Vanilla Crazy Cake:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • White vinegar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Water
  • Pure vanilla extract
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How To Make Vanilla Crazy Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, 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.

cake for dessert

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!

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

Vanilla Crazy Cake

Crazy cake is made with no eggs, milk, or butter.
4.48 from 4449 votes
Print Rate
Course: Death By Dessert
Cuisine: Cake
Keyword: cake, crazy cake, dairy free, vanilla cake, vegan
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 1 Cake
Author: Mary Duncanson

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp White vinegar
  • 5 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 ½ tsp Pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a greased 8″ square (or round…I prefer the round, but I’ve made this in both) baking pan.
  • 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.
  • Pour water 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 and enjoy!
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  1. Can this be made into a Bundt cake? I’d also like to add a small amount of applesauce. Please advise. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Very nice easy cake perfect for people that cannot eat dairy eggs nuts thank you. Dianne

  3. I would like to make your Crazy Vanilla cake. I want to know if I can use Robin Hood – All-Purpos – Glutten Free Flour for it? I’ve tried a cake recipe with it and it turned out sandy. What are your suggestions?

  4. When I made the batter their was not a lot of batter but It turned out delicious