Vanilla Crazy Cake With Chocolate Chips

Crazy Cake With Chocolate Chips
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 9 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
334 Calories
19g Fat
39g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 9 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 334
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 5g
Calcium 136mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

True to its name, this crazy cake is crazy easy. You might have also seen similar cakes called "wacky cake." This version is a vanilla cake with optional chopped nuts and a simple melted chocolate chip topping.

The craziest thing about this cake is how it is mixed. Just combine the dry ingredients in an ungreased pan, make wells for the oil and eggs, and mix in the milk. That's it! 


  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. In an ungreased 8-inch square baking pan combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and vanilla.

  5. Make two wells in the flour mixture; pour oil in one and the beaten egg and vanilla mixture in other. Don't worry if they spill out of the wells.

  6. Add milk and then stir until the batter is well mixed. Stir in pecans, if using.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

  8. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the warm cake and let stand for 2 or 3 minutes. Swirl the melted chocolate chips lightly with a spatula.

  9. Serve and enjoy!