Recipe by shirleyo
"This is similar to crazy cake and contains no eggs, butter or milk. It's very good with peanut butter frosting."
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Delicious and so easy! After reading some other reviews I took a chance and made some changes that I think improved the cake immensely. I added 2 teaspoons of vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and a tablespoon of mayonnaise (I know, it sounds strange but it really is a great addition!) Takes away the nonfat aspect of the recipe but adds a richness for just a few extra calories.
Well, it tasted like a cake made with oil and water. Which it was.....making it not so fair for me to give it a low rating, but I really didn't care for it much.
This is an excellent cake...if you want to make it a no-fat cake you can substitute apple sauce straight across for the vegetable oil...great for those on Weight Watchers! And it still tastes fantastic.
Surprisingly excellent! For a slightly healthier version, I made the following subsitutions: for 2 c sugar, I used 1/2 c honey & 3/4 c sugar. For 3 c flour, I used a mixture of white & whole wheat flour (more wheat than white). For 2 c water, I used 1 c "Lite" coconut milk and 1/2 c water. I added 2 T cocoa. The texture was medium. The cake was moist and sweet. I used a made-up coconut frosting and sprinkled coconut flakes on the top and used a berry jelly/honey mixture in between the layers. I baked it at 160 C for 30 min on "pastry mode" and it rose nicely. I will definitely make this recipe again.
I tried this recipe and the cake was kind of bland so I made a peanut butter glaze to go over it. But without it, its not sweet enough and has a weird taste.
I'm afraid I definitely noticed the absence of eggs, milk and/or butter. Dry, with a "cardboard" taste to it.
Not the best but not the worst. Was looking for something with what I had on hand..I'll keep searching. Thanks for posting though.
I found this to be a superb "everyday" cake. This is something, that while very good, isn't so terribly rich you only want it once in a while. The removal of eggs from a cake recipe also makes it great for those of us on a budget. I have experimented with the recipe a bit and have also found that 1-2 tbl of sour cream in the mix adds a nice kick.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Black Joe Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 411
** Calories from Fat: 170
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