16 Reviews

my mom makes this cake, except we call it crazy cake. it is an easy, good alternative to boxed cake mixes. and the best part is that you mix it in the pan you bake it in, so no clean up!! this doesn't last long at our house. :)

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gwenrk February 26, 2002

This is good .. I added an egg and 1-t baking powder .. very quick and easy .. thanks

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najwa October 15, 2003

This is great! We didn't have cocoa, so I substitued dried skim milk powder, I used lemon instead of vanilla, and a very thick carrot-apple juice instead of water. Also, a teaspoon of baking soda was added to the flour (I'm paranoid). I also used the three holes method- vinegar in one, oil in another, vanilla in the last, pouring the juice all over while mixing. When done I layered it with cream cheese and sour cherry jam between the layers. It needed a little extra time in the oven to crust properly, but a very versatile and yummy egg free recipe.

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kalla May 25, 2003

Delicious and easy cake. I made into cupcakes and baked at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. They rose beautifully! It's not a very sweet cake, though, which is a nice contrast with sweet frosting.

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Jen in Victoria, BC March 04, 2014

I grew up eating this and it brought back great memories. Thanks again.

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choco chip February 11, 2009

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! My mother used to make Wacky Cake when I was a little girl and I haven't been able to find her recipe for years. It's delicious!

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Heirloom February 24, 2008

I have been using this recipe for years and it it a favorite for sure! My recipe for Grammie Bea's Special Vanilla Frosting goes very well with this cake. It is sweet, but not overly sweet, and it is a great frosting for designs. After my cake is frosted, I often take the tip of a rounded knife and press down on the frosting and then pull away and it makes picks all over the top of the cake. Very pretty, especially with chopped nuts, sprinkles, Jimmys, or anything else you might want to add on top.

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Linda's Busy Kitchen September 26, 2007

Good, it's good.

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Jonesament June 08, 2007

I gave this 5 stars. I love this recipe. I've been making it for years. I got my copy from a community cookbook. This is so yummy! I frost it with homemade buttercream frosting also from a community cookbook. A friend of mine loved this and everytime she would come to visit she would request I make it. Thanks for posting a yummy recipe! Christine (internetnut)

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internetnut December 30, 2006

This is brilliant. Definitely gets better overnight and takes really well to extra added flavours, I made it exactly as the recipe the first time and added the zest and juice of an orange the second time. I also drizzled over a simple mixture of icing sugar and water whilst the cake was still hot, and overnight it turned into a fantastic fudgey layer on top of the cake - this technique has endless variations. Thanks for a great recipe!

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o.phelia November 21, 2005
Wacky Cake