Luscious Chocolate Cake with Staple Ingredients

Since my doctor advised me to avoid eggs, I’ve been searching for a decadent dessert that is suitable. I remembered growing up that we occasionally made a wacky Chocolate Cake that didn’t list eggs as one of the ingredients.  I went searching and found the recipe. Needless to say it was just as yummy as I had remembered, (even without the peanut butter frosting made for my husband!)

Wacky Chocolate Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 2/3 cups oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla

Mix dry ingredients together. Stir wet ingredients together. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet mixture. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or till done. (I take a toothpick and carefully insert into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean the cake is done.)

I think chocolate cake is best with rich fluffy peanut butter frosting. I made this for my husband and friends who had joined us for the evening:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk

Cream the butter and peanut butter together. Gradually add the powdered sugar and milk. You may need to add more milk depending on desired consistency. I like it creamy so I typically add more!  Spread over cooled cake and enjoy.

BTW I’ve been adding some gluten back into my diet! I seem to be handling moderate amounts occasionally. It is helpful not to have to be as conscious about ingredients.

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