This cake recipe came up on YouTube as a recommended video to watch. The origin of Crazy Cake ( also known as Wacky Cake ) , is unclear but many sources link it to the Depression / WW2. With the absence of eggs, milk and butter due to rationing, it is quite possible this cake came from that era.
There are many variations of this recipe but here's the one I used. I did reduce the sugar from 1 cup to 3/4 cup and found it still sweet enough.
While I wouldn't call this cake the best cake I've ever made, it did the job and is quite economical.
1 1/2 cups of Plain Flour
3/4 cup of White Sugar
1/4 cup of unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda ( Bi Carb Soda )
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup of Water
125ml of Oil. I used Rice Bran Oil
1 teaspoon of White Vinegar
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Add all the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until well combined with a whisk or wooden spoon.
Pour into a greased and lined 8 inch round or square baking tin.
Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clear.
Ice or decorate as you like.
|Dusted with icing sugar|
I do apologise for the quality of the photos. The day I baked it was gloomy, dark and rainy. I had to take the photos outside to get enough light.