Mom just called to ask for a good cake recipe, I sent her a complex Blueberry Lime cake recipe from Extraveganza that I love but haven’t the patience to make.
She called back and said “but do you have a Chocolate cake recipe?” As if no other kinds of cake exist.
Oh, I love how my mom makes me crazy, and how like me she is when it comes to multi step recipes- we haven’t got time!
Sometimes called “crazy,” “easy,” “mix up cake,” this is a simple version that uses more whole grain flours and lighter sweeteners.
Dry ingredients- sift together into a lightly greased 8×8 inch square baking pan.
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup whole wheat graham flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup dried date sugar
Wet ingredients: create a well, in the flour mixture, for each ingredient below.
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons canola oil
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
In a large measuring cup combine 1 cup warm water with 1/2 cup liquid agave or raw honey, mix until dissolved.
Pour water and sweetener over the flour mixture, mix gently together with a fork until well combined.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.