Sunday, January 15, 2012

Crazy Cake

We have several food allergies in our class this year so baking is a bit more challenging.  We were thrilled to see that this recipe fit all of our requirements and was so delicious that I had to share it with you.

It is called Crazy Cake because you make it right in the cake pan and you mix it....with your hands!!!

Then you create holes in the dry goods and add the wet items into these wells.  The children loved seeing the liquid pour over their holes.

The last of the mixing is done with a whisk, so the mess is minimal.

It seems a bit thinner than a regular cake batter when you put it in the oven, was what came out was a fluffy rectangle of yumminess.

We sprinkled it with powdered sugar and enjoyed our creation.

 We hope you will, too!

You will probably need the rest of the recipe ;-)  I just want to point out here that we use these large recipe cards with the children when we bake.  They are the size of a sheet of poster board and have a lot of picture clues on them to encourage print awareness and reading.  There is so much math, science and reading learning  going on when cooking with children.  Have fun with this.

One last thing, we noticed that the vanilla is missing from the ingredients list.  We used a teaspoon.


  1. This looks like a fun recipe to make with the children...and something I'm sure they will enjoy...and I love the "print rich" recipe for for the children to follow....thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for the great photos! Love the poster size recipe card w/ picture prompts.
    With so many food allergies it's great to have a recipe that we can use! Thanks for sharing!!