Friday, January 31, 2014

Crazy Chocolate Cake (no eggs)

If you've run out of eggs or have someone with
an egg allergy you will thank me for this recipe.
 Just a few basic pantry ingredients.
Whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, and
a pinch of salt in a bowl.
 Make three depressions and put oil in one,
vanilla in another and vinegar in the third.
 Pour the water over all and mix until
dry ingredients are blended in.
 Por into an 8"x 8" pan. You could even
mix the batter right in the pan and
save washing the bowl.
 Bake just until set-about 25'-30'.
 Cool on rack for 5 minutes.
 You can just dust with a little powdered
sugar and call it done, or frost it with
Easy Chocolate Icing.
In a saucepan add 1/2 stick butter.
(that's 1/4C or 4T), with 1/4 C milk and
1/4 C cocoa over low heat until melted.
 Stir in the 1 C powdered sugar.
 Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from heat,
Add vanilla and beat until thick. Cool slightly,
and pour over cake.
Wonderful with a big glass of cold milk.
Crazy Chocolate Cake
1-1/2 C flour
1 C sugar
3 T unsweetened cocoa
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/3 C vegetable oil
1 T white vinegar
1 t vanilla
1 C water 
Preheat the oven to 350º.
Combine the flour, sugar, soda, and 
salt in a bowl and whisk to blend.
Make 3 depressions and put oil in one, 
vanilla in another, and vinegar in the 
third. Pour water over all and whisk
until the dry ingredients are mixed in.
Pour into a 8"x 8" pan and bake
for 25-30 minutes until cake springs 
back when lightly touched. 
Do not over bake. Cool on
rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar
or frost with...

 Easy Chocolate Fudge Icing
1/4 C butter
1/4 C cocoa
1/4 C milk
1 C powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla
Put all ingredients into a small saucepan
Bring to a boil over low heat and then simmer
for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Beat until thick. Let cool slightly.
Enough for an 8" square cake.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/3 C cocoa
2 C powdered sugar
3-4 T milk or Half&Half
1/2 t vanilla or 1 t Kaluah
Beat with mixer until fluffy

Chocolate Ganache Icing
1-1/2 C semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 C half & half
Heat together until the chips melt.
Stir until smooth. Frost the cooled cake.


Option: replace the water in the cake batter
with 3/4 C brewed cold coffee and 1/2 C
Kahlua for Coffee & Kahlua Crazy Cake.
Or try 1/4 C coffee and 3/4 C water.

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  1. Rita, this chocolate cake looks delicious and sounds so easy to make. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Thank you for this recipe! I just made the cake and did a couple of tweaks for flavor: 1) Subbed out 1 tablespoon of buttermilk powder for 1 tablespoon of cocoa; 2) Used 1 cup of warm coffee instead of water. The cake came out fantastic, but next time I will be either greasing the dish or using the recipe for mini-cupcakes.