Feb 25

Family Recipe Friday: Crazy Cake

Crazy Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Crazy Cake was a favorite of the chocolate lovers in Woodward Household and very easy to whip together. I’ve taken this up a notch by using Garibaldi unsweetened cocoa. Don’t dismiss this recipe because of the “crazy” ingredients. It is very moist and travels beautifully for family reunions, picnics, or pot luck dinners.

In a large bowl, sift together: 3 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 6 Tablespoons of cocoa, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and 2 teaspoons of salt. Mix thoroughly.

Make 3 wells in the dry ingredients. In one well, add 3/4 c. mazola oil; in another, 2 Tablespoons of vinegar; and in the third, 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Pour 2 cups of water over all and mix thoroughly.

Pour into a 3 qt. oblong baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

When cool, top with your favorite frosting. We frequently used a peanut butter icing.

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