Vanilla-Chocolate Chip Wacky/Crazy Cake


Emilie and I had the afternoon to ourselves this weekend. She is getting really into cooking and baking so I wanted to find something we could make that wouldn’t frustrate either one of us.

I found a recipe for crazy/wacky cake on sweet little bluebird blog. No eggs, milk or butter. And no bowl! Now this is what I was talking about!



The recipe is for a chocolate cake, but I just refuse to make any chocolate cake other then my mom’s recipe. So after consulting the 5 year old, we turned this into a chocolate chip vanilla cake with sprinkles on top. It was a very good decision.

Emilie did almost all of it herself – it is such a great recipe for a kid to do mostly on their own. And hardly no clean up since you mix it all in the pan you bake it in.


Vanilla-Chocolate Chip Wacky/Crazy Cake

This is vegan if you take out the chocolate chips which have some dairy in them.


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (just regular old sugar!)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar (I used white wine vinegar if you don't have plain white vinegar on hand)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 Tablespoons vegetable oil (I'm sure you could use canola or grapeseed)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks
  • sprinkles
  • 1 cup water


  1. Oven to 350. In a 8" square pan (grease with cooking spray or softened butter), whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Make 3 depressions in this mixture - 1 large and 2 small. In the large pour the vegetable oil, in the small, vanilla extract in one and vinegar in the other.
  2. Add in water and chocolate chips/chunks and mix everything together. Sprinkles on top once it is all combined.
  3. Bake 30-35 minutes, until toothpick in middle comes out clean. I probably could have baked mine a few minutes longer, middle was just the tiniest bit soft still - which was 100% of with me. That was MY piece.

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