If you’re ever been to our house, there’s a good chance you’ve had “that Kramer Crazy Cake”. We’re known for it. Honest, we are.
Here’s a picture of our son Karl showing it off.
Years ago my mom made it. It’s a cake recipe that doesn’t use eggs or milk. It’s super dense and everyone here loves it. Traditionally people make it in a normal 9 x 13 pan but here, it’s always made in a bundt cake pan….ALWAYS. Our theory is that the cake is moister that way… (yes, we even make theories about the cake)
Karl has taken my recipe and perfected it. I can make it..he can make it. His is always better. One of the kids for their graduation party didn’t want bars or boughten cake. They wanted this…and that’s what we did. We made 8 of these cakes.
When Karl was in high school a friend of his came over. She asked me if the cake was real because there was ALWAYS a cake in the cake take. I said yep…it’s real.
I was really surprised to find that the cake recipe wasn’t on the blog. REALLY surprised. It’s time to remedy that and share the recipe. Here it is….
In a mixing bowl mix together:
3 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 teaspoon soda
Make three holes in your mixture..a small, medium and large.
In the small put 2 teaspoons of vanilla
In the medium put 3 Tablespoons of vinegar usually white but have used apple kind too.
In the large put 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
Over the top pour 2 cups of water. Mix.
Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes…350 degrees. Karl says the secret is to take it out the minute you smell it.
Let it cool for 10 minutes then flip the cake out.
4 oz of cream cheese softened
1/2 stick of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla
then add enough powdered sugar to get the consistency of frosting that you like. We like our drizzly but not runny.
There you have it…the not so secret but completely yummy recipe. This is by far Hubby’s all time favorite dessert ever….
When Karl comes home from college, his first order of business is to make his dad a cake. For some reason…Karl is the master of this. He has made several over his college years. He’s even made them for his fraternity to take to a neighboring sorority.
It’s a rich, deep, moist cake….if you’re a fluffy cake lover, you might not like it but we sure do!