Depression Crazy Cake
This Depression Crazy Cake has many names (some call it Depression Cake, some call it Crazy Cake, some call it Wacky Cake), but one thing's for sure... this deliciously chocolaty cake was a big hit during the Great Depression when eggs, milk and butter were very hard to come by. This easy to make dessert recipe uses only the basics in terms of ingredients. While the preparation may be simple, the taste is outstanding. When you need a classic cake recipe to wow your guests, this budget-friendly recipe is a great option!
Cooking Time35 min
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa (unsweetened)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix first 5 dry ingredients in a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
Add vanilla, vinegar and vegetable oil. Pour water over all. Mix well until smooth.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and top with your favorite frosting, if desired.