Eric’s Screwball Cake Recipe

Screwball cake is one of those formative things in the life of Eric. It was one of the first recipes I ever made as a kid. This screwball cake recipe is close to what I remember making, but i’m sure time has clouded that memory.

Anyway, watch our show and learn how to make screwball cake and enjoy the recipe.


Heres’ the recipe for screwball cake. do you have a recipe for this cake? would you post it here? thx.

I found this version posted in a bunch of places

3 cup Flour

2 cup Sugar

1/2 cup Cocoa

1 tsp Salt

2 tsp Soda

2/3 cup Oil

2 tbsp vinegar

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups of boiling water

Sift the dry ingredients together and put in a greased 9 x

13 pan. Scoup out 3 holes, 1 for each liquid ingredient.

Pour boiling water over all and mix well. Bake at 375~ for

25-30 minutes.

A viewer, Paige, sent me this comment:

It was great! FYI to all, I divided the recipe in half and made a smaller cake and it turned out just fine. It’s moist and rich, but it’s not too overwhelming. The frosting worked out really well, too. Here’s the recipe if any are interested:

2 c. confectioners sugar

1/4 c. shortening

1/4 c. butter (1/2 stick)

1 tb. water

1 tb. corn syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

dash of salt

Combine all with an electric mixer on low speed, then increase speed to medium and beat for 5 minutes.

This is a light, fluffy icing that goes well with a rich cake. But, I think vanilla ice cream on just a plain piece of screwball cake would be great too.

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