In our internet travels, we see a lot of cake recipes. You could say we scour every electronic corner we can for cake recipes. And internet, you put a lot of crazy stuff into your cakes.
You have experimented with so many unexpected cake ingredients, that there is even a thing just called Crazy Cake floating around out there. It seems that we are all on an endless quest for the fluffiest, tenderest, cake-iest cake we can produce, at just about any cost. Preventing dry, depressing cake seems to be at the heart of most of these experiments. There are also some dietary considerations at play -- vegan cakes being the most frequently tinkered with recipes. And then, there are some cakes with ingredients so bizarre we're not sure what the inventor was thinking. Have any crazy cake recipes in your repertoire? Let us know in the comments!
<strong>Get the <a href="http://prettyyummyfoods.com/chocolate-chip-mayo-cake/" target="_blank">Chocolate Chip Mayo Cake recipe from Pretty Yummy!</a></strong> We <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/mayo-recipes-uses-mayonnaise-crazy_n_3624079.html" target="_blank">put mayo into/onto some insane things</a>. But so many people use it in cakes, there must be something to it.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2013/06/28/cherry-coke-cake/" target="_blank">Cherry Coke Cake recipe from The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen</a></strong> Coke cakes, Cherry Coke cakes, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/04/diet-coke-brownie_n_1935979.html" target="_blank">Diet Coke brownies</a> -- these things are apparently things that people make all the time.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-red-wine-cake_n_1058322.html" target="_blank">Chocolate-Red Wine Cake</a> recipe</strong> Think of it like a rum cake... only grape-ier.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://mouthwateringfoods.blogspot.com/2012/12/double-decker-chocolate-cake.html" target="_blank">Double Decker Chocolate Cake recipe from Mix It Up</a></strong> Okay. The cake layer of this double-decker creation contains beets, cauliflower, maple syrup, cocoa and flaxseeds. The top layer is tofu. Our heads have exploded.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/08/fudgy-avocado-brownies/" target="_blank">Fudgy Avocado Brownies recipe from How Sweet It Is</a></strong> Avocado is just plant butter, y'all.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://stresscake.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/praise-the-lard-again-chocolate-lard-bourbon-cake/" target="_blank">Chocolate Lard Bourbon Cake recipe from Stresscake</a></strong> Lard, dudes. Pig fat. It's been used in breads for centuries, and we're pretty optimistic about its addition to cake, especially when there's bourbon involved.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://cookiescupcakesandcardio.com/?p=3298" target="_blank">Ketchup Cake recipe from Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cardio</a></strong> Yes, guys. Ketchup. KETCHUP.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.sugoodsweets.com/blog/2008/03/chocolate-potatocake/" target="_blank">St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Cake recipe from Su Good Sweets</a></strong> The potatoes, like any odd cake additive, seem to be in there to prevent dryness. All we know is that this looks really delicious.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.includingcake.com/home/cludingcake.com/2011/12/twelve-days-day-4-chocolate-yule-log.html" target="_blank">Chocolate Yule Log recipe from A Life... Including Cake!</a></strong> Guys, this gorgeous Yule Log is VEGAN. Tofu can actually do some amazing things. Even in non-vegan cakes, silken tofu is sometimes used to lighten up angel food cakes.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/spiced-tomato-soup-cancak_n_1051298.html" target="_blank">Spiced Tomato Soup Cancakes</a> recipe</strong> Even we can't get behind a tomato soup cake. Just... why?