Those Crazy Cake Recipes

Those Crazy Cake Recipes
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They have been passed around for years on recipe cards, in letters or scribbled on napkins and cash register receipts. Those cakes with the strange names and a million variations. I am sharing a few of them that I picked up along the way. I thought we all might enjoy seeing in one place. Feel free to print out and pass along, after all, it beats writing on that stained napkin.

Dump Cake


1 large can cherry pie filling

1 can crushed pineapple, drained

1 package yellow cake mix

1 cup margarine, melted

1 cup coconut

nuts, optional

Put pie filling and pineapple in 13x9 inch pan. Sprinkle the cake mix over and pour margarine over this.Sprinkle coconut and chopped nuts on. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-50 minutes.

Tomato Soup Cake


1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup nuts

1 cup tomato soup

1 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp. each cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves

1 1/2 cups flour

Mix shortening and sugar; add egg and mix. Add rest of the ingredients. Bake at 350 degree for about 30 minutes.

Wacky or Crazy Cake


3 cups sifted flour

2 cups sugar

2 tsp. soda

1 tsp. salt

1/3 cup cocoa

3/4 cup oil

1 tsp. vanilla

3 tsp. vinegar

2 cups cold water

1 egg beaten

Sift together first 5 ingredients into an ungreased 13x19 baking pan. Make 3 little wells or holes in the dry ingredients. Pour vanilla in the first hole, oil in the second and vinegar in the third. Pour 2 cups cold water with 1 egg beaten in it over all. Mix with a fork but DO NOT BEAT. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Punch Bowl Cake


1 yellow cake mix, prepared and baked in a 9x13 pan

1 small box vanilla pudding, prepared

1 can cherry pie filling

1 large can crushed pineapple, drained

1 large frozen whipped topping

nuts or sprinkles for garnish

Make cake as directed, cool. Cut into 1 inch cubes. Prepare pudding. Put half of the cake cubes into a punch bowl. Spread pudding over cake, next spread pineapple over pudding. Add the rest of the cake cubes, next the pie filling, then the whipped topping. Lastly garnish with crushed nuts or sprinkles.

NOTE:Our visitors also shared their favorite crazy cake recipes and you can see those Here

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About The Author

Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at


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