This is Mom's Real Crazy Cake recipe. She had two...a Crazy Cake and a Real Crazy Cake. She liked the Real Crazy Cake recipe best. Lucky for me she put it into some of the church cookbooks which I scanned and keep online to reference! Yay mom! Yay church cookbooks--are they the BEST or what???? Yeah, well...
"This cake was popular during the depression, and does not have eggs in it."
3 c sifted all-purpose flour
6 T cocoa
2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vinegar (all other crazy cake recipes use 2 T white vinegar. I think mom used apple cider vinegar)
2 teaspoons vanilla
10 T Salad Oil
2 c cold water
Sift together first 5 ingredients into a greased large loaf pan.
Make three depressions in dry ingredients.
Pour vinegar into one vanilla into another, salad oil into the third.
Pour water over all.
Mix until smooth (can mix with a fork til smooth).
Bake in moderate 350 degree oven for 35 min.
When cool, frost, dust with powdered sugar or serve with ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Makes 18 servings.