With basic pantry ingredients and minimal kitchen supplies you can make this simple yet delicious Chocolate Crazy Cake. It’s a perfect cake when you’re low on supplies or need to whip up a yummy cake quickly!
Did you know you can make a delicious chocolate cake without eggs, oil, butter, or a KitchenAid mixer? This chocolate crazy cake uses staple pantry ingredients to bring together a simple cake that is so good!
No dairy. No eggs. No mess. All chocolate cake goodness!
Crazy cake, also known as Depression Cake and Wacky Cake, was born out of necessity during the Great Depression. When ingredients like eggs and dairy were being rationed or hard to find, bakers found a way to make a cake with ingredients they already had on hand.
You may have seen a recipe similar to this one in your grandma’s recipe box! It has become a timeless cake recipe that is loved across generations.
In today’s world, it’s a go-to cake recipe when stores are running out of eggs left and right, (or we just can’t make it to the grocery store in time). It’s also one of the best birthday cake recipes I’ve found for kids with egg or dairy allergies.
Crazy cake doesn’t use some of your typical cake ingredients, and even uses a few unconventional cake ingredients. With ingredients like coffee and white vinegar, this cake is definitely a bit on the wacky side, but it tastes so good!
And don’t worry, no one will be able to tell it’s eggless or taste the vinegar once they bite into it!
Even better, Crazy Chocolate Cake is made and baked in one single dish. No need for a kitchen mixer or multiple bowls. This no-mess recipe is so easy to make and turns out moist and delicious!
It’s a perfect cake to make when you’re out of typical cake ingredients or need to make an egg-free or dairy-free cake due to allergy restrictions.
We also like to make it for an easy, yummy cake with minimal clean up!
The original Crazy Cake was dusted with powdered sugar to keep things simple. Other options for topping this cake include:
Make this homemade cake for your child with an egg allergy, your vegan friend, or when you want a chocolate cake but are out of eggs.
This is also a great cake recipe that kids can help with when they’re home from school. A one-pan cake means hardly any dishes for clean up and more time to sit and enjoy a piece of cake together.