No Egg Desserts – Entry Two

Today I present exhibits two and three in defense of deliciousness without eggs.

Crazy Cake
From the kitchen of my mother, Vera Lacy

    1½ c. flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 c. sugar
    2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
    ½ tsp. salt
    2 tsp. vinegar
    5 Tbsp. melted shortening
    1 c. water

Stir flour, soda, sugar, cocoa, and salt until blended. Add vinegar, shortening, and water.  Stir only enough to mix.  Pour into 7” X 11” baking dish and bake @ 350° until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 

    ¾ c. brown sugar
    ½ tsp. salt
    1/3 c. shortening
    2 Tbsp. milk
    ¾  c. coconut

Cook brown sugar, salt, shortening, and milk together until sugar is dissolved. Add coconut and spread over warm cake. Return cake to 375˚ oven for 10-12 minutes or place under broiler (on low heat) until the topping bubbles.

Pecan Crisps
From the kitchen of Verla Powers

    48 graham crackers, separated
    1 stick butter (½ c.)
    1 stick margarine (½ c.)
    1 c. pecans, finely chopped
    ½ c. sugar

Bring butter, margarine, and sugar to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Arrange graham crackers on cookie sheets and drizzle cooked mixture evenly over the crackers. Sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes.  Remove from pan after 1-2 minutes and place on waxed paper.


  1. I can vouch for the crazy cake. It is delish.

    1. Ilene, our mom did not have made anything that was not delicious. I'm always very confident when I share one of her recipes.

    2. Smile: "would" not have made anything. My brain is on vacation along with my body.