Vanilla Crazy/Wacky Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups flour + 3 Tablespoons (all-purpose)
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp.  pure vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp. vegetable oil 
  • 1 Cup water 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix first 4 dry ingredients in a greased 8" square baking pan.  Make 3 depressions in dry ingredients - two small, one larger (see #3 in photo below). Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in the other and the vegetable oil in third larger depression.  Pour water over all.  Mix well until smooth. Bake on middle rack of oven for 35 minutes. Check with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.  Cool.  Top with your favorite frosting.  Enjoy!


Chocolate Ganache (This recipe is for a 9x13 cake)

  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Place heavy cream in medium size bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute or until it begins to bubble/boil. When it starts to boil, remove from microwave, add chocolate chips and allow to sit and start to melt (about 1 1/2 minutes). When ready, mix well until chocolate is silky smooth. If it's not smooth, it may need another 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave - do not boil.  Mix until silky smooth. Once ready, add vanilla mix well and allow to sit for a few minutes then mix again and pour over cake and spread evenly. Allow ganache to set a few hours before serving. 



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Tips for Baking Cake 

For a stronger vanilla taste, you add a 1/2 teaspoon more of vanilla for a total of 2 teaspoons.


You can double this recipe, just use a 9x13 baking pan.


You can also mix the batter in a bowl for neater, easier mixing.  Be sure to follow the directions the same way - mixing the dry ingredients then making the depressions for the wet ingredients.  Don't forget to grease you pan. 

 
Although I have not used Gluten Free flour mixes for this recipe, many people have and said the cake turns out wonderful!  "Yes it is yummy and very moist. It even works with gf flour mixes!"

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