ever heard of lazy daisy chocolate cake? i lost my recipe!
- vegan choco lover Jan 17, 2005 04:51 PM
i found a recipe years ago in a very old fashioned cookbook called lazy daisy chocolate cake that just so happened to be vegan. i searched for vegan chocolate cake and found what seems to be a so so substitute, but this recipe had a quirky way of making the mix: mix the dry ingredients, dig three holes then put the oil vinegar vanilla in... and it had cloves and cardomom... i have found fairly typical substitute recipes, but nothing exactly...it's about 1 1/2 cups flour, about 1 cup of water, and some oil, apple cider vinegar...but i just don't have the real info. any help appreciated.
Found this recipe in a local community cookbook. It was called "Crazy Cake", but I think it's what you're looking for.
1-1/2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
3 TBSP. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
6 TBSP. vegetable oil
1 TBSP. vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup water
Sift dry ingredients in an 8" baking dish (do not grease). Put 6 TBSP. vegetable oil in one corner, 1 TBSP. vinegar in another corner, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract in another corner. Sprinkle the 1 cup of water over all and stir well with a fork. Bake in 325 oven approx. 35 minutes.
Hope this is what you were looking for!
My mother called this Happy Valley cake - This is the first thing I learned how to bake when I was 5 yrs old!
She used melted butter in her recipe -which is what I still use. Can't get my head around using oil or shortening in cakes!
Could this be what you're looking for?
EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE
3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
6 tbsp. cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
12 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. cold water
Sift dry ingredients into pan. Make 3 wells. Put oil into one, vinegar into another and vanilla into the third. Pour water over all. Stir thoroughly. Bake at 350 degrees.
This recipe has the 'make 3 wells' you ask about. I found it by googling on "flour sugar vinegar chocolate vanilla" and checking out the responses. Hope this is what you want.
Yes I know the recipe you are talking about, it's been in our family for over 30 years from a spice cookbook.
These ingredients above are correct and you also add :
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon clove