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

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

Vanilla Crazy Cake

Yield: 1 Cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

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 1/2 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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Eloise

Sunday 28th of February 2021

I found that the vanilla crazy cake tasted much much better on the second day.

Suga Mama

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Since it was not obvious to viewers on this site . . . . . . . vinegar should *NEVER* be added to your cakes ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 🤨

Vinegar will leave an " acidy " taste to your cakes or ANY food you are baking. 🤢🤮

Teresa

Sunday 28th of February 2021

@Suga Mama, Vinegar is an acid that reacts with Baking Soda and creates a leaven to help the cake to rise. These two ingredients are often used together in many recipes.

Ana

Friday 26th of February 2021

@Suga Mama, I added the vinegar to mine and tastes sweet even though i only added 3/4 of sugar. Not sure if it cooked the acidity but i don’t taste it at all

Mary

Monday 1st of February 2021

Made this twice, nice recipe less sugar and oil than other recipes I worked with. Thank you

Barb

Monday 1st of February 2021

@Mary, I've often only used a half cup of sugar. Especially when I make it with fruit.

A

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

Are you able to use this for cupcakes?

Linda

Monday 11th of January 2021

It was very good but dense not like the picture