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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.

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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!

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!

Janet

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Cake will have a better texture and be lighter if you reduce the flour to 1-1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup cornstarch. I prefer to mix my crazy cake in a single bowl and then pour it into the pan for baking. One more bowl to clean up but its much easier to mix in a bowl.

Diane

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

I followed the instructions to the letter. Cake was heavy and doughy. Smelled like corn bread. My husband liked it and ate two pieces right away, but he’s not hard to please. Tried it because my son in law can’t have eggs but I won’t be serving this to him.

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Iris Ruiz

Friday 9th of July 2021

It was so easy . It is a silly and delicious cake. Can I make it on a 6 inches round? HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE TBAKE IT?

Alexis Johnson

Thursday 8th of July 2021

I just made this what is supposed to be a CAKE. I did everything as the ingredients asked plus added 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum, but just substituted the all-purposed for handmade oat flour and also substituted the Vegetable oil for melted butter (even though it says NO MILK, EGGS OR BUTTER) The batter was very watery, and the "cake" turned out very thin and doughy.

Carol

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

@Alexis Johnson, The recipe calls for wheat flour. Oat flour is not the same. Follow the recipe before you grouse please

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