Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Not So Crazy Cake

Mamanags: One day I wanted to make Crazy Cake but didn't have enough cocoa powder. What to do? I substituted custard powder for cocoa powder. The result: a very easy to make and moist cake. Goes very well with Betty's Chocolate Fudge Icing.

3 cups (375 g) all-purpose flour
2 cups (400 g) white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup (45 g) custard powder
3/4 cup (180 ml) vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vinegar (this can be your plain ole' white vinegar or the fancy apple cider vinegar)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups (475 ml) cold water (If I got milk, I would use it instead of water)

1. Sift flour, sugar, salt, soda, and custard powder together into a 9 x 13 inch ungreased cake pan. Make three wells. Pour oil into one well, vinegar into second, and vanilla into third well. Pour cold water over all, and stir well with fork.
2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Frost with your favorite icing.

1 comment:

Mamanags said...

The thing about using the custard powder is that the cake turns out to be a slight bit soggy. I'm thinking of substituting custard powder with plain flour the next time. Any comments?