George really had a blast helping too as Emilie snoozed upstairs. It was a bit hard working together after he got the idea he wanted to eat all the dry ingredients, but it was accomplished! The frosting recipe worked excellently too. I used regular sugar instead of powdered sugar (couldn't find any at the time), but it still turned out good, even if a little sugar-grainy. Well, here are the recipes below!
CRAZY CAKE RECIPE (NO EGGS, MILK, BUTTER OR BOWLS)
1 1/2 Cups flour (all-purpose)
3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 Cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix first 5 dry ingredients in a greased 8" square baking pan. Make 3 depressions in dry ingredients - two small, one larger. Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in the other and the vegetable oil in third larger depression. Pour water over all. Mix well until smooth.
Bake on middle rack of oven for 35 minutes. Check with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Cool. Top with your favorite frosting. Enjoy!
EASY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk or Almond Milk
2 tablespoons butter (or butter substitute like Earth butter, coconut oil, vegetable oil, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
Combine chocolate chips, milk, butter and vanilla in microwave-proof bowl. Microwave on full power for 30-40 seconds. Remove and whisk until chocolate chips melt and mixture is smooth (return to microwave for a few seconds if necessary). Add powdered sugar and continue whisking until smooth.
SPREAD WHILE IT'S WARM. It goes on more smoothly and easily that way. If it cools off and thickens too much before you're ready to use it, just zap it for a few second in the microwave, stir, and spread.