Freaking Easy Chocolate Cake

This freaking easy chocolate cake, also can be known as crazy cake, is literally freaking easy to make. No butter, no eggs, and no milk!
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 slices
Calories 348kcal
Author Julie Wampler


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

For the vanilla buttercream frosting

  • 16 tablespoons of unsalted butter, or 2 sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 8x8-inch glass baking dish.
  • With a fork, mix together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in the baking dish.
  • Make three depressions in the batter. 2 smaller depressions and 1 large one (see photo).
  • Pour vinegar and vanilla in the two smaller depressions and the vegetable oil in the larger depression.
  • Pour the cup of water over the entire mixture and whisk together until batter forms.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • While the cake is baking, make the buttercream.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or a hand mixer and glass bowl, cream together butter and powdered sugar until combined. Add milk then vanilla bean paste and beat until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  • Let cake cool completely before frosting.
  • Slice into squares and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Freaking Easy Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g