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This entry was posted on Sunday, August 15th, 2010 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: recipes, foster kid, food

I made a Crazy Cake today. It just seemed fitting since I’m entering into a whole new realm of personal insanity these days. Wanna make your own? Here’s the recipe! (And—yay!—it’s vegan for those of you who care about those things!)

Crazy Cake

3 cups plain flour (360g)
2 cups sugar (450g)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder (50g)
2 teaspoons baking soda (UK: bicarbonate of soda)
3/4 cup vegetable oil (180ml)
2 tablespoons white vinegar (60ml)
2 teaspoons vanilla (10ml)
2 cups cold water (240ml)

(US to UK measurements can be found here: US cups to UK weights (dry ingredients) and US to UK liquid conversions.)

  • Sift flour, sugar, salt, cocoa, and baking soda, together in ungreased
    9×13 cake pan
  • Make three wells or ditches in the dry mixture
  • Pour vegetable oil in the first, vinegar in the second, and vanilla
    in the third
  • Pour cold water all over and stir well with a fork
  • Bake at 350ºF (175ºC) for 30-40 minutes or until tooth pick
    inserted in the middle comes out clean
  • Use frosting or powdered sugar (UK: icing sugar) for topping (I use sugar)


Yummy!  I have been thinking of crazy/wacky/cockeyed cake for a few days now.  We ended up with a big box of peaches, though, so peach pie will be on the menu!!

by Mom at 12:36am (GMT) on August 15th, 2010

So, does that mean that I can expect a peach pie or peach cobbler when you’re here at the weekend?

by Just Frances at 12:57am (GMT) on August 15th, 2010

If the peaches last that long.  I’m sure that I will be getting more than one pie out of that box.

by Mom at 1:09am (GMT) on August 15th, 2010

How about peach upside down cake? That would be cool!

by Rebecca at 9:10am (GMT) on August 15th, 2010

Mmmm, that sounds good! (Actually, any peachy dessert my mommy wants to make for me would be just peachy-keen!)

by Just Frances at 1:04pm (GMT) on August 15th, 2010

Rebecca…peach upside down cake is a great idea.  So I googled it and now have several variations that I can pick from…Sounds so yummy…especially the ones that add cherries.

by Mom at 9:52pm (GMT) on August 15th, 2010

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