Saturday, August 27, 2011

Crazy Cake

This cake is “crazy” because it is a GREAT dairy-free cake recipe that uses vinegar and baking soda in place of eggs! I like that it’s vegan. My husband Ben likes it because it’s tasty and moist (especially the day AFTER it’s been frosted). Ben grew up on this cake—I got the recipe from his mother.

Dry Ingredients:
3 c. Flour
2 c. Sugar
2 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Salt
6 Tbsp. Unsweetened baking cocoa
Wet Ingredients:
¾ c. Vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. White vinegar
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 c. Cold water

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. In ungreased 9x13” pan, mix all dry ingredients.
3. Scoop out three holes—small, medium and large.
          1. “Papa” hole
          2. “Mama” hole
          3. “Baby” hole

1. Big hole   2. Medium hole   3. Small hole


4. Put vanilla in the baby hole, vinegar in the Mama hole, and oil in the Papa hole. Try not to let the liquids mix yet.
5. Pour COLD water over the whole pan and mix together.
Cooling: Can’t wait to frost it!
6. Bake about 40 minutes, until the center is fully baked and the top is starting to show tiny cracks.
7. Cool in pan on wire rack.
8. When cool, frost with chocolate frosting.

*Nutrition facts (Cake, no frosting):

Ingredient
Calories
Sodium (% RDA)
Fiber (g)
Protein (g)
Calcium (% RDA)
3 c. flour
1320
0
6
36
0
2 c. sugar
1440
0
0
0
0
2 tsp. baking soda
0
96
0
0
0
1 tsp. salt
0
100
0
0
0
6 Tbsp. cocoa
60
0
12
3
0
¾ c. oil
1440
0
0
0
0
Vinegar, vanilla & water
0
0
0
0
0
Total:
4260 kcal
196%
18g
39g
0%


**Nutrition facts (Cake with frosting):

Ingredient
Calories
Sodium (% RDA)
Fiber (g)
Protein (g)
Calcium (% RDA)
Entire Cake +
1 recipe Frosting
6260 kcal
216%
26g
41g
0%
1 piece cake +frosting =
(32 pieces total)
196 kcal
6.75%
0.75g
1.25g
0%


*Calculated from food packaging.
I used “Bakers & Chefs” brand (Sams Club) all-purpose bleached flour, “Arm & Hammer” brand baking soda, “Domino” brand sugar, “Morton” brand salt, “Hershey” brand unsweetened baking cocoa, “Wesson” brand vegetable oil, “Great Value” (Walmart) brand white vinegar, and “Tone’s” brand vanilla extract.

**See Chocolate frosting recipe

2 comments:

  1. Just found your blog today...love it! While we are meat eaters around our house, we also really do try to eat healthy. I so appreciate the nutrition info you provide with your recipes. Totally awesome. We'll be trying out a lot of these, for sure. Thanks!

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