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CWP April 2019 Recipe: Crazy Cake and Frosting

April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019

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This year, the Cold War Patriots created a calendar filled with delicious recipes submitted by our members. Each month we will be posting a different recipe from the 2019 Cold War Patriots Calendar for you to try. Hope you enjoy!

Crazy Cake and Frosting

Submitted by Ila S. of Battelle Memorial Institute

Prep: 10 min
Cook: 30 min
Total: 40 min


3 cups flour and 2 cups sugar
6 tbsp. cocoa powder and 2 tsp. (Mexican) vanilla
2 cups cold water
²⁄³ cup cooking oil and 2 tbsp. vinegar

¹⁄³ cup soft butter and 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
¼ cup sifted cocoa powder and 1½ tsp. vanilla
3 tbsp. milk



Sift together in mixing bowl: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Make three “wells.” In dry mixture put the cooking oil in one well, vinegar in one well, and vanilla in one well. Using mixer’s lowest speed, add 2 cups cold water very slowly, to avoid spattering. Do not beat. Mix only until well mixed. Pour into an un-greased 9”x 13” baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min.

Mix all together with beater on low, beginning with butter, then powdered sugar in small amounts, alternating with the liquids. Keep mixing until all ingredients have been added, adding enough milk to reach the desired consistency. Garnish with fresh fruit or berries if desired.