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Depression-Era ‘Crazy Cake’ Is Made Without Eggs, Milk Or Butter

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Since the start of the pandemic, many people have been mastering their skills in the kitchen- the Crazy Cake is something definitely worth trying!

Time spent in the kitchen can be incredibly fun. Yet, it makes everything much more worthwhile if the result is something yummy! Creamy, sweet, delicious..the Crazy Cake is the recipe you need to try out next!

There are plenty of names, Crazy Cake, Wacky Cake, and War Cake, all invented for the same tasty recipe: a sweet and moist dessert without any eggs, butter, or milk.

While some versions existed during WWI (giving the name “War Cake”), it was brought back on the scene during the 1930s and the Great Depression, as Crazy Cake. It was rich, moist, and chocolatey, simply the top level of food substitution!

Many ingredients were scarce during the Great depression. With very little money on the line, housewives had to manage the available resources. This was especially true for the ones that didn’t live on farms, where you can find eggs, milk, or butter. They had to be creative if they wanted to make a dessert.

In such a situation, women learned how to use cheaper ingredients instead of expensive ones. Sugar and flour are a guaranteed way to provide calories without spending much money, and this led to the creation of the Crazy Cake.

The recipe contains cheaper ingredients that ensure the cake will rise and maintain moisture.

Chef Michael Zebrowski explained it all:

“Butter usually serves to keep cake soft and tender by coating the flour in fat. preventing it from developing a tough gluten matrix. In this specific recipe, vegetable oil is the substitute with the same result. A mix of baking soda and vinegar substitutes the eggs. “

He added that this mix “foams up quickly, making the cake light and fluffy.”

You can add water or coffee for moisture. Coffee was, actually, very easy to find during the Great Depression. As a result of the lockdown in the spring of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people turned to baking as a way to lower stress.

There was a lack of some supplies, and new ideas from the past were brought back, with jobs being lost and uncertainty coming to light. This amazing cake is a fast and easy option, and can be topped with frosting, cream, or ice cream for ultimate enjoyment!

Crazy Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water (or coffee)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a greased, 8″ square baking pan.
  3. Make 3 depressions in the dry mixture–two small, and one larger. Pour vinegar in one of them, and vanilla in the other. In the largest depression, pour vegetable oil.
  4. Pour water (or coffee) over the entire mixture and mix until the batter is smooth.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean.
  6. Cool and top with a frosting of your choice!

Enjoy!

Source: sweetlittlebluebird.com

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Nearly naked woman leads police on high-speed chase

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A “nearly fully unclothed” 24-year-old Florida woman led Florida Highway Patrol in a southbound pursuit that reached speeds of 110 mph, according to Tampa news station WFLA.

The Interstate 75 chase reportedly spanned several counties before moving onto a state road, where cops used a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver to bring a 2009 Cadillac sedan being driven by Rachael Lynn Stefancich to a stop over the weekend.

Rachael Lynn Stefancich, 24, of Plant City, nearly fully unclothed, was immediately taken into custody and arrested for grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing & eluding, possession of methamphetamine and driving while license suspended.
Rachael Lynn Stefancich, 24, of Plant City, nearly fully unclothed, was immediately taken into custody and arrested for grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing & eluding, possession of methamphetamine and driving while license suspended.

“Rachael Lynn Stefancich, 24, of Plant City, nearly fully unclothed, was immediately taken into custody and arrested for grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing & eluding, possession of methamphetamine and driving while license suspended,” police said in a statement.

Rachael Lynn Stefancich, 24, of Plant City, nearly fully unclothed, was immediately taken into custody and arrested for grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing & eluding, possession of methamphetamine and driving while license suspended.
Rachael Lynn Stefancich, 24, of Plant City, nearly fully unclothed, was immediately taken into custody and arrested for grand theft auto, reckless driving, fleeing & eluding, possession of methamphetamine and driving while license suspended. (Florida Highway Patrol)

WFLA said the suspect’s rap sheet indicates she’d previously been arrested on petit theft and drug charges. Saturday’s chase reportedly occurred when the highway patrol joined the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office in pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Sumter County.

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Woman, 21, slashed multiple times in random Harlem attack

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A young woman was slashed multiple times in the back in an unprovoked attack in Harlem, police said.

The assault happened April 25 around 8:10 p.m. at W. 135th St. and Amsterdam Ave., cops said.

The suspect snuck up behind the 21-year-old woman and slashed her three times in the back and shoulder before running off.

Police on Thursday released a surveillance photo of the suspect wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a bright green design on the front.
Police on Thursday released a surveillance photo of the suspect wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a bright green design on the front. (NYPD / DCPI)

She was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside for her wounds. The suspect is still being sought.

Police on Thursday released a surveillance photo of the suspect wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a bright green design on the front.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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Bella Thorne, 23, Gets Flirty Rocking an Unbuttoned Shirt & Short Shorts in New Instagram Video

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Bella Thorne mesmerizes fans with her latest Instagram post. She brought out her flirtatious side by rocking an unbuttoned shirt and shorts.

Many Disney watchers are familiar with 23-year-old Bella Thorne, who gained prominence following her Nickelodeon teenage drama appearance on Disney’s “Shake It Up.”

She has since progressed to the big screens. The actress who has a singing talent is also doing big things with her voice. Thorne has expanded her career by showing creativity in her acting and singing business which has been lovingly accepted.

Bella Thorne discusses "The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: A Mental Disarray" at Build Studio on June 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Recently, she thrilled fans online with a raunchy and flirtatious post. It showed her lip-syncing to her new song titled “Shake It.” The singer could be seen rocking a free red and black lined sleeve shirt that rested on her black leather short shorts. The post’s caption read:

“ITS A BANGER…thanks for all the love on SHAKE IT you guys are amazing!!!!”

The video showed that the Hollywood celebrity picked just two outfits from her closet and deliberately rocked the raunchy style. The 23-year-old buttoned only the collar button of the shirt. The rest were left unbuttoned, giving fans a sneak peek of what her bare skin looked like.

She loves helping and giving to the less privileged. The singer donates to different organizations for the cause.

There was no accessory in sight, but a lot of details went into her face. The actress rocked a pleasant smile while vibing to her song. Her facial glow due to her makeup was hard to miss.

Thorne’s burnt orange wavy hair was patterned in the middle, and it fell freely past her shoulders. It seemed like the recording was indoors as there was a window and green-leafed flowers behind her.

Now, the “Shake It” singer may appear excited as she revealed her gratitude to fans following the song’s success in her post’s caption; there was a time when she was not vocal about her feelings.

At 21, while she commented on her relationship with her mom, she confessed that keeping mute about some necessities led to friction in their relationship. Thankfully, both parties reconnected and are now closer than ever.

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