Crazy Cake Recipe Just like Mommy

Did you know someone is watching your every move?  Yeah, that’s right.  Usually, this person is under four feet tall.  Whether you know it or not little eyes are watching you.  When my daughter was young she wanted to do everything I was doing.  She was watching every single move I made.  Sometimes she would get underfoot other times she was a great helper.

The picture of the crazy cake recipe shows how one day she was pretending to be just like mommy as she watched me writing on a recipe card.  Only the one she chose was already written on and was the one my family uses for every birthday party and special occasion.  I’ve never written it over, no need because I’ve memorized it from making it so many times, but mainly because it reminds me of her love for me and mine for her.  Today she is my very best friend.  We still do everything together.  The adoration and love we have for each other grows stronger every day.  Maybe it’s from making all those “crazy cakes” together and not getting upset when she got underfoot.  LOL.  Spending time with your children whether you’re baking, playing, or praying is like putting money away for retirement.  It might seem like a sacrifice at times, but in the end, it pays wonderful dividends.

If you would like to make a wonderful memory with your kiddos this weekend try our family recipe.  It’s quick, easy and if you add the vinegar and baking soda just right it can be a science experiment as well.  And while you’re eating your crazy cake enjoy every bite – and remember every moment of little ones helping or your grown-up loved ones helping.  Remember it’s more than just a crazy cake.

|| Crazy Cake ||

Note:  This cake was made many times during World War II because it does not contain milk or eggs.

• 3 cups of flour
• 2 cups of sugar
• 6 Tbls of cocoa
• 1 tsp salt
• 2/3 cup of oil
• 4 Tbls vinegar
• 2 tsp vanilla
• 2 cups of cold water

Preheat to 350 degrees

Start by getting out a 9X13 inch baking dish.  Dump all of the dry ingredients into the pan.  Take a fork and mix them all up.  Make 3 holes in the mixture.  Fill one hole with the oil, the next with the vinegar and the third with the vanilla.  Pour the cold water over the top.  Take your fork and mix it all up until all of the dry ingredients are mixed with the wet.  Bake for about a half an hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.  While the cake is still warm make this icing and pour onto hot cake.

|| Icing ||

• ¼ cup of butter
• 2 cups of powdered sugar
• 2 Tbls milk or cream
• 1 tsp vanilla

Note:  I like to add 1/8 tsp of almond extract

Melt butter in a small saucepan.  Remove from heat.  Slowly add the rest of the ingredients. Spread over warm cake.

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