Thursday, June 24, 2010

Crazy Cake!

This summer my girls and I are trying to find fun new things to do together. Yesterday, we made Crazy Cake! This recipe comes from an old children book that I kept from my childhood, "My Things to Do" Book. My grandmother, I call her "Momagrandma",  gave me this book when I was 7-ish.  I loved this book so much that when the book cover fell off I made my own cover. Somehow I lost the first 12 pages:).
Anyway, here is the recipe you will probably have everything you need in your cabinets. No eggs are added so it is ok to taste it before baking and everything goes into one pan (for easy clean up).
Crazy Cake! (from Lela Priestly, My Things To Do Book )
Directly into an 8" square cake pan
Sift 1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoon coca
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Make 3 holes in these dry ingredients.
Into one pour 1 teaspoon vanilla. 
Into another pour 6 tablespoons cooking oil.
Into the third pour 1 tablespoon vinegar. (Crazy I know!)
Pour 1 cup cold water over all, and beat with a fork until smooth.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
We added icing but it does not need it. 
The Cover I made for my book when I was 8.
Happy Baking!
~Leah

2 comments:

Cláudia Murakami said...

Hi, Leah!! I also have an old book I got from my grandma when I was a child. It's a story book. I love it!! It is more than a book to me. Bet you consider yours more than a simple book too! The cake looks scrumptious!!! Have a great day!! Bela.

Kirsty said...

This cake tastes great - I have the same recipe but we call it wacky chocolate cake. I make for my children occasionally as my oldest is allergic to egg. For his birthday I made 2, cut them in half and layered the 4 pieces with whipped cream for a special treat.