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Amanda Kludt’s One-Pan Cake

Makes one 9-inch single-layer cake

Meet your new go-to cake recipe. It’s a cinch to make, the ingredients are basic and inexpensive, and it’s shockingly delicious, given how unfussy it is. You just mix everything in a pie pan and pop it in the oven. The cake comes from Amanda, the editor in chief of Eater, the must-read website for the chef- and restaurant-obsessed. Amanda’s grandmother made Crazy Cake during World War II as it requires no eggs or butter, so it was one of the few cakes you could make back then when groceries were rationed. Today, Amanda’s mom bakes the cake for every family birthday and adds the ultimate flourish: pink frosting.

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