Snickerdoodle Crazy Cake

Snickerdoodle Crazy Cake

Snickerdoodle crazy cake is a quick and easy cake that doesn’t require eggs, butter or milk. It doesn’t even need a mixing bowl! What!?! The cake is made with just things that you already have in your pantry. 


Snickerdoodle Crazy Cake


Crazy Cake was born in the era of the Great Depression, a time when people had to turn a little into a lot. Crazy Cake was one such feat of ingenuity, a recipe that used no milk, butter, or eggs at all but still produced a sweet, moist and delicious cake. You will usually see it as a chocolate cake, but here we’ve turned it into a sugary-cinnamon snickerdoodle version. Like the traditional one, it uses no perishable ingredients but you still end up with one amazing cake.



What makes this Crazy Cake’s amazing is that you use what you have in your pantry. It’s a great way to make a yummy treat for your family, when you think you don’t have anything to create a dessert. I do love that you mix it all up in the baking dish. You don’t even need to dirty a mixing bowl!



Snickerdoodle crazy cake


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup  brown sugar
  • 2  teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 1 cup water

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1 Tablespoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray an 8″x 8″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix dry ingredients  in prepared baking dish until well blended.  Next, make 3 dimples in dry ingredients, two small, one larger. Add the vinegar in one dimple, vanilla in the other and the vegetable oil in the third larger dimple. Pour water over all. Mix well until smooth. You can use a fork

Place dish on the middle rack of oven for approximately 35 minutes.

While the cake is baking, mix in a small bowl the cinnamon and sugar for the topping.

Check center of cake with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. While the cake is still warm, sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over top. Allow to cool before serving. A big scoop of ice cream takes it to another level!




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10 thoughts on “Snickerdoodle Crazy Cake”

  1. Would anyone have any instructions on how to make this snickerdoodle cake at a high altitude? This sounds so delicious but whenever I try baking a cake it doesn’t turn out right where I live. So frustrating!

    Thank you in advance!

    1. that is frustrating!!! This is a dense cake so I’m wondering if you will be alright? Have you ever tried adding maybe 1/2 teaspoon more of the baking soda or adding a teaspoon of cornstarch?

  2. I love cinnamon so I really love the sound of this fun and easy cake. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care and I hope you are having a good start to the week!

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