Crazy Cake in a Jiffy!

Please enjoy this recipe for this amazing cake that goes back generations. It is called either “Jiffy Cake” or “Crazy Cake” because there are no eggs in the recipe (which incidentally makes it vegan).

This cake loves to be made with fresh heritage grains. It needs no topping but is outrageous with peanut butter frosting (my favorite combo!) or raspberry jam.  Enjoy!!!

JIFFY CAKE jiffy cake

Mix together:
3 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

2 cups sugar
2/3 c. oil
2 T. vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 and 2/3 c. water

Pour into a greased 9×13″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes or until pick comes out clean.  It will dry out fast, so pay attention.

So tasty as is, or, when cool, ice with:


Beat together:
¼ lb. butter
1 ½  cups of peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Add and mix in on slow speed of electric mixer:
1 lb. Confectioners sugar

Gradually add:
At least 1/3 cup to ½ cup milk – sometimes takes more – you want a light fluffy frosting that will spread easily.  Remember, when it chills both the butter and the peanut butter will harden and stiffen the frosting. This will make enough for a 9×13 cake.  Cut in half for 8” cake.


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Brown Sugar Whole Wheat Shortbread — Yum!

Super Easy!  brown shortbread

Brown Sugar Whole Wheat Shortbread

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients in Cuisinart or mixer until just fully blended and crumbly, but not yet dough.

Place crumbly mixture on baking tray and press firmly into desired shape.  Make sure to press hard enough to make it smooth.  Use a sharp knife to score cut lines and a fork to create holes.  Sprinkle coarse salt or sugar on top.

Bake at 300 degrees until firm and browned.  Enjoy!

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Our Tastiest, Crazy Easy Pancakes


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