Crazy Cake Mix

Crazy Cake Mix

A crazy cake recipe for a crazy person that you are in love with? Give this as a gift in a jar.

What you need

Approx. 1 Quart / 1.1 Litre Wide mouthed Jar
Recipe ingredients as shown below
Card for making tags
Zip Lock Bags


Follow the instructions in the recipes in a jar project.

Jar Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
3/4 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/3 cups Sugar

In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, cocoa powder & baking powder. Layer ingredients in jar in order given in a 1 quart canning jar.

It is helpful to tap jar lightly on a padded surface (towel on counter) as you layer the ingredients to make all ingredients fit neatly.

Use scissors to cut a 9 inch-diameter circle from fabric of your choice.

Center fabric circle over lid and secure with a rubber band. Tie on a raffia or ribbon bow to cover the rubber band.

Tag Instructions:

Ingredients for Crazy Cake:
3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
2 tsp. Vinegar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 cups Water

Stir cake ingredients together using a wire whisk or fork, making certain that all ingredients are completely mixed together.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.

Frost as desired or serve sprinkled with powdered sugar, with fresh fruit on the side.


  1. This is a no fail cake – when I was a kid, learning how to cook, it was called a Cock-Eyed Cake and the only difference was you made 3 holes in the mix for the liquids and then stirred it together. Made a lot of these (to the point where my family got sick of them . . . ) Nice to see it in a jar form and easy instructions for those non bakers! We used a small baking pan for it – 8″ x 8″ and from what I remember, no oiling or flouring the pan . . .

  2. My friends are rubbish at baking and I can’t wait to give them one of these crazy cakes.

  3. This seems like a great website I love baking and will be giving my friends gift jars for their birthdays.

  4. 9×9 is perfect

  5. Wacky Cake, I learned this recipe in 8th grade. Its a great moist cake, no eggs no milk, but YUMMY YUMMY

  6. What size pan? And should it be greased and/or floured to start?

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