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Lemon Crazy Cake
Author: Nicole
For the cake:
  • 275 g all purpose flour
  • 200 g white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 75 ml veg. oil
  • 240 ml water
For the frosting:
  • 50 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 50 g cream cheese (softened)
  • 250 g powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
For the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C and grease a baking dish or line with parchment paper.

  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

    Lemon Crazy Cake
  3. Using a glass or spoon, make one large dent in the flour mixture and two smaller dents.

  4. Pour the oil in the large and the vinegar in one of the smaller dents. Pour the extracts in the last dent.

    Lemon Crazy Cake
  5. Pour the water on top.

    Lemon Crazy Cake
  6. Using a whisk, mix everything well so no lumps remain.

    Lemon Crazy Cake
  7. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake ca. 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

    Lemon Crazy Cake
  8. Let cool completely in the pan before adding the frosting.

For the frosting:
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix for several minutes to reach a smooth and light consistency.

    Cream Cheese Lemon Frosting
  2. Frost the cooled cake. The frosting will be quite soft, so it will be easier to frost while the cake is in the pan.

    Cream Cheese Lemon Frosting
  3. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to firm up frosting. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe by Sweet Little Bluebird.