Pinterest Tryout: Vanilla Crazy Cake


Okay, so my hub was away a bit ago & I wanted to bake him a cake for his arrival home (I know, I know I am such a good wife). Let me be honest – I wanted to keep my hands busy while on the cleanse, didn’t want to leave our apartment & wanted to give the hub a warm welcome home. So what to do? Find something to bake with all ingredients in my kitchen & viola – the crazy cake!

I guess it was invented during The Great Depression, when eggs, milk & butter were hard to come by. I changed the original around a bit & used whole wheat flour & EVOO…not really The Great Depression cake anymore, but a twist to it at least.

  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees & grease 8″ square pan with cooking oil spray
  2. In the greased pan put 1.5C whole wheat flour, 1/2C sugar, 1t baking soda & 1/2t salt (I used Himalayan pink salt) – mix
  3. Make 3 depressions in the dry ingredients – 2 smaller & 1 larger
  4. Pour 1t white vinegar in the first small divot, 1.5t vanilla extract in the next small divot & 5T EVOO in the large depression
  5. Pour 1C water over entire batter & mix til smooth
  6. Bake in oven for 30-35minutes or until it passes the toothpick test (if the toothpick comes out clean you are good to go!)

Again, the original recipe called for icing but I opted to sprinkle the cake with a bit of powdered sugar, finger licking good! Well, I actually never tasted it since I was on my cleanse. However my hub did (he ate half in the first sitting!) & he did lick his fingers, so it must have been good!

Enjoy & if not blame my hub!

Nutritional Info Per Slice (Serves 8 Slices): 200 calories – 9 grams of fat – 29 carbs – 3 grams of protein 

Continue reading for ingredient list & original recipe…

Crazy Cake Ingredient List:

One 9″ pan

  • 1.5C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2C sugar
  • 1t baking soda
  • 1/2t Himalayan salt
  • 1.5t vanilla extract
  • 1t white vinegar
  • 5T EVOO
  • Powdered sugar

Original recipe here.

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