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4.16 from 13 votes

The Lazy Ass Cake

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate
Servings: 9
Calories: 232kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup warm water


  • 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.



Serve this cake the same day you make it if you use gluten free flour substitutes. This will help avoid it being too crumbly.
You can add chopped nuts, coconut, dried fruits, chocolate chunks, or any fillings you like.
Replace the oil with applesauce if you'd like to decrease the calories.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.2g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 269mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 22.4g