Sunday, February 22, 2009

Crazy Cake

Are you having an unexpected house full of teenagers and there isn't much in the fridge to serve? Have no fear........CRAZY CAKE IS HERE! Serve it warm with ice cream or by itself. Dare I say it gets better the next day with the coconut frosting, that is if there are any leftovers.

This chocolate cake is as easy as cake mix and is made with out eggs or milk, still resulting in a very moist and tasty cake. Frost with your favorite frosting. My favorite frostings are just below the cake recipe.

Crazy Cake

1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
3 tbsp. heaping cocoa powder
1/2 c. oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 c. cold water

Dump all ingredients into a bowl, mix well. Pour into 8x8 greased pan and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Can be easily doubled for a 9x13 pan.

I have made the cake without cocoa, and used butterscotch pudding for the frosting, with good results as well.

Pudding Frosting

1 pkg any flavour pudding
(I used chocolate for chocolate cake)
1 pkg dream whip
1 1/2 c. cold milk

Beat together well until thick and creamy.

Burnt Coconut Frosting (my personal favorite)

1/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened coconut
3 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. milk
3 tbsp. corn syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Place in saucepan, bring to boil.
Boil for 3 minutes.
Pour over cake and brown under broiler.


  1. Looks yummy Char..I know this one as Wacky Cake. I would choose the coconut topping.

  2. Oh my! How luscious! I raised a house full of boys and cooked a lot more when they were all at home! Now I try to make small desserts so I don't eat so much! heehee!

  3. This is a great cake when your kids have milk and egg allergies!

  4. Every time I see a recipe on here, I think it is the best recipe you've ever posted, then you go and post another one and I think, this is the best recipe you've ever posted. Please keep up the posting and the cooking! You sure can cook!

  5. Thanks Betty, I thought too this sounded like our Wacky Cake.
    Whether you have teenagers or just hungry adults, it looks like it will melt in anyone's mouth.

  6. My mother's recipe, same one, was called Happy Valley Chocolate Cake and she always served it with Mint flavored whipped cream. I'll have to try the coconut topping.

    I make it as cupcakes because they freeze so well. Otherwise the 2 of us would eat them all in a couple of days! Bellen

  7. I love anything with coconut. I've had something similar, but will try this one out. Kathy

  8. My mom always made this, but she mixed it all in the pan. Once she left the fork in the pan!!

    Now, you've got me thinking, I've got to make one of these !!


  9. If you don't have milk or eggs this cake will work, but my kids and husband didn't want seconds on this cake :(

  10. I love coming to your website. This is the first place I always go to when I am in need of a recipe. I made this cake for dessert last night thinking to myself 'how can this be good'? But since you say it is, then I had to give it a try. It did not disappoint us. It was moist, sweet chocolatey and I LOVED the crunchy coconut topping. I am most definitely going to be making this cake again and again. Next time even for company. (PS I added a handful or 2 of chocolate chips to the batter.) Thanks ever so much for all your effort on this blog. Claire from Portage La Prairie Manitoba