Black Joe Cake

Black Joe Cake

shirleyo 7

"This is similar to crazy cake and contains no eggs, butter or milk. It's very good with peanut butter frosting."


1 h 30 m servings 411 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 411 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.7g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda and cocoa. Measure and combine water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Pour liquid ingredients into flour mixture and beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
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  1. 24 Ratings


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, an...

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 f...

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 whe...

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.

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 i...

My family loves this cake, it´s olso known as "Italian cake" for the olive oil. A good thing to put on it is a cream cheese icing. Just beat 2 (8oz) cream cheese, 1/2 c confectiones sugar and 1t...