Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amazing Chocolate Cake

This is seriously one of the BEST chocolate cakes I have ever had! I am not a fan of how dried out homemade chocolate cake can get. This one stays moist and amazingly is more moist the second and third day. We found this last year when we were having a blizzard and found ourselves stuck in the house for the whole weekend. My husband LOVES chocolate cake and wanted to make some while we were holed up. We didn't have any milk or eggs and so he searched and found this one that doesn't have either of those ingredients--pretty crazy, right? We were completely hooked from that first making! My husband travels a lot for business and tries chocolate cake at a lot of fancy, shmancy restaurants and swears that this recipe is so much better than any he's had before. I think it is best served with homemade icing. It's amazing served warm or cooled. I just can't say enough about how much we love it!

Crazy Cake from Allrecipes

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups cold water

Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and cocoa together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.

Tips: Although the direction are rather unusual--follow them to a tee.


Melanie said...

What an unusual way to make a cake! I love it - it looks fantastically easy and if it is as delicious as you say then I can't wait to try it!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love chocolate cake too - I'll have to give a try!

Claudine said...

I need to make a cake for a friend's birthday tomorrow, I think I'll try this one! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I've seen cake recipes with instructions like that - they're usually called "crazy cake" or something like that because the directions are so crazy! It looks so delicious, especially with that fun pink frosting.

Priscilla said...

Yum. THis looks amazing...delicious!

Mindy said...

I tried this recipe about a year ago, when you posted it on another blog and I have been hooked ever since!! I am also a lover of Chocolate Cake and try it at every resturant we go to. I have to say this recipe is also my favorite of all i've tried. I love it with homeade choc/cream cheese frosting! YUM!!

Melanie Anne said...

I made this cake for a RS enrichment night I was in charge of about using food storage. I thought it was perfect since all of the ingridents could easily be in food storage. It was a big hit!! Everybody loved it! You were right it is a REALLY good recipe!Thanks so much