Received recipe from a friend 35+ years ago and the
recipe was developed during the depression/WWII era when eggs and milk were harder to come by.
This recipe is vegan/vegetarian as it has no eggs or milk.
Servings: 16Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa
Ingredients for each “hole”:
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Poured over top of all:
1 cup cold water
Mix dry ingredients in 9 x 9-inch pan. Make 3 holes. Pour oil in one hole, vinegar in another hole and vanilla in last hole. Pour water over top of all. Mix well with fork or hand mixer. Do not beat. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. After cake has cooled, if desired, you can dust with powdered sugar or iced with your favorite frosting.
Cut into 2-1/4″ squares.
This makes a single layer cake.
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