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A blast from the past… Crazy Cake

It’s been such a busy month for me. I went to Jersey to spend New Year’s with my dear friends. I am also going to school and we have had so much homework and testing that all or most of my free time has been working on that to keep up with the subjects.

Oh and I interviewed for a job. I was very happy when I got my “sorry, we found someone else with way better skills than you” letter. I am totally enjoying my time off after having worked for over 28 years.

So anyways, I was going through my old recipe box; yep, I have one of those old boxes with the index cards that you write your recipes on. While going through all of the recipes in the box, I came across a recipe for Crazy Cake. I used to make this cake all the time when I first got married. I loved how moist and chocolatey it was. I used to ice it with a Crisco icing recipe (heart attack waiting to happen, tastes good stuff) which by the way that recipe is also in the box…anyways, after reading the cake recipe, I put it back in the box, and then for the past week I have been obsessing over having a piece of Crazy Cake. So I broke down today and made the cake. I’ll cut it into slices and freeze on a cookie sheet, then seal-a-meal individual portions. That way I’ll always have a treat on hand if I get a hankering.

Crazy Cake

2 ½ cups of flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
6 heaping tbsp. cocoa
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. white vinegar
½ cup, plus 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cups cold water

Preheat oven to 350°.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and beat with mixer until well blended.

Grease and flour or spray pans.

Bake cake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

And don’t tell anyone, but I ate the whole thing…

I made a Butter Cream Cheese Frosting for the cake. Recipe follows:

Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick of butter, softened
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy, add vanilla. Add confectioners sugar about a ½ cup at a time until all is incorporated.

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