In the cookbook, All Cakes Considered, there is a cake called Mary Carole Battle’s Mother’s Wacky Cake. This type of cake is also known as crazy cakes, Joe cakes and WWII cakes. This is due to the absence of dairy, a desperate homemaker’s answer to wartime shortages.
This cake has no butter, milk or eggs, yet it is still a moist and delicious chocolate cake. The recipe recommended the seven-minute frosting. In all it took very little time to make, bake and frost.
I usually take my cakes into work mainly because I don’t want them sitting around the house. However, this one isn’t very big, so it’s just for us. Jamie cut it into 9 pieces and before we ate it he insisted we play tic-tac-toe on the frosting. It ended as a stalemate.