- 1/3 cup baking cocoa or 1 cup quick cocoa mix
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup oil (I used applesauce)
- 2 TB. vanilla
- 2 TB. vinegar (any vinegar can be used, but apple cider vinegar is best)
- 2 cups cold water
In a 9X13 pan set a large sifter. Into the sifter place all dry ingredients and sift. Mix the dry ingredients until uniform in color. Make 2 "wells" in the dry ingredients. Place the oil in one, and the vanilla in the other. Set aside.
Pour the vinegar into the cold water and stir to mix. Pour water over all. Stir with a fork but do not beat. When all the mixture is wet and there are no "pockets" of dry mixture it is ready to bake. It will be lumpy.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 min.-1 hr. or until toothpick comes out clean.
*this cake can be frosted, but is also good with a dollop of whipped cream.