Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

One-dish spice cake ... so easy! For some reason, my mother-in-law showed me how to make it twice... :) Make it in the cake pan, serve it straight out of the pan, and eat with some vanilla ice cream. However, if you're unsure about how well it will mix (I've never had any problems with it), feel free to use a bowl or two. ;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together in 9"x13" cake pan (you don't even need a bowl!).
  2. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes.


Most Helpful

I brought this to a pot luck and everyone loved it. The only changes I made were substituting vanilla for almond (just a matter of taste), I mixed it in a bowl and sprayed my baking pan. I did not find it overly spicy or gummy as one review stated. I frosted it with cream cheese frosting. Great recipe, really easy.

susan December 04, 2009

Wonderful! I'd made this for a friend's birthday and topped it with Recipe #73474. I grew up having the chocolate Crazy Cake for every birthday, but since it was October, I was feeling more like a spice cake - and this recipe absolutely lived up to my expectations! Thank you!

Lizzymommy November 01, 2010

I thought this was really good for something so easy to make with such inexpensive ingredients. It makes a good snack. It is a very spicy spice cake, but I like spicy. It is also very, very moist. So I can see that Jo Ann L's recommendations would be fitting if you wanted to adjust these factors. I did use half the amount of vanilla extract instead of the almond, as I'm not a big fan of almond extract. I halved the recipe and made it in a 9-inch round pan (I mixed in in a bowl because the pan was so shallow). When I was in college, they used to give us crazy cake quite often in the dorms. It was actually one of the better desserts, perhaps because it's designed to taste good with inexpensive ingredients.

Nose December 06, 2004

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