Simply delicious Crazy Cake

by Millie Bentley

Greetings. Can you believe how hot it was last week? It was 80˚F last Sunday. We are due for some cooler weather this week, thank goodness. Here is a cake recipe for you that will most certainly get rave reviews and it is very easy to make. This recipe comes from Terry Bissonette, who is a great cook. My daughter-in-law Nancy tested it out for us a few years back and she confirmed it “good and simple”.

Chocolate Crazy Cake

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 cups cold water

2 teaspoons salt

6 rounded tablespoons cocoa, about 2/3rd cup

2 teaspoons vinegar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2/3 cup oil

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat well, about three minute at high speed. Pour in a greased and floured 9-inch by 13-inch by 2-inch pan. Bake at 350˚F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool and dust with powdered sugar or frost with the following frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

8 tablespoons butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

4 tablespoons cocoa

2 tablespoons milk

Cream together butter and cream cheese. Mix together powdered sugar and cocoa; add to creamed mixture along with enough milk to make frosting spreadable. Beat at high speed until well mixed. Frost the cooled Crazy Cake and enjoy.

Until next week, dear Reader, vaya con Dios.

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