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The Lazy Ass Cake also known as Wacky Cake or Crazy Cake, is about the easiest cake you could ever make. No eggs, no milk, no bowl!
Let me tell you that if you’re looking for an easy chocolate cake recipe, that didn’t come out of a box, this is it! I would probably say this is even easier to make than the chocolate cake that comes out of a box because you don’t need to dirty out your mixer. The beauty of this cake is that no mixer is required, hence the funny name, the lazy ass cake. Surprisingly, the cake does come out moist and delicious, just like a rich dark chocolate cake. Not that I expected anything less.
I have to say I made this cake 3 times in the past week, mostly because I’m starting to experiment with videos and I wanted to start out with something easy, so this lazy ass cake was it. This cake is even dairy free which means my lactose intolerant husband can eat it, which means I didn’t struggle eating 3 cakes myself. Luckily, I also gave one away to a friend. Here are the facts about this cake: no eggs, no milk, no bowl!!! Beat that!
But back to making videos, let me just say it’s no small feat. Maybe the shooting of the video is not too bad, but the editing of the video is where I pull my hair out. You guys probably think I have a team of people here behind me at Jo Cooks working on making everything run smoothly, but I hate to disappoint you, it’s just me and sometimes hubs, who even quit as being my hand model. Shame on him! So days later, with no hair left, loads of caffeine in, all stressed out and exhausted this is what I came up with. Which I’m proud to say, I’ve done all this in the middle of the war zone that is still my house due to the basement reno.
I hope you like the music, I was going for a comedic type of video, considering the name of the cake. Can’t be too serious when you’re shooting a video for a cake called the lazy ass cake, come on now. But regarding the cake, I’m happy to announce it’s almost all gone, 2 slices left which I’m saving for late at night when I’m sure I’ll feel stressed again and in need of chocolate. I really recommend serving this cake warm with a huge scoop of ice cream and drizzled with loads of chocolate sauce. Just cause that should be the only way to eat cake. I even went ahead to calculate the calories for you guys, because I love you, and to make you feel better and tell you that a slice, if you can stick with one slice, is only 232 calories. Take that, you calorie police! So let’s eat cake!
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- Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees.
- Spray a 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray.
- Dump all the ingredients in the pan and whisk everything together until well incorporated.
- Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes. To test if it's done, insert a toothpick in the center of the cake, if it comes out clean, the cake is done.
- Cut into pieces and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
Recipe adapted from the foodnetwork.