Since the last few times I've made cupcakes and pie and cake about half of it gets thrown out, I thought about making a smaller amount. That was when I remembered this old recipe my mother got back in the 1970s from her sister. No bowls needed, just the pan you fix it in! Easy peasy! And it's a smaller, one layer cake that you can jazz up a bit. I just make a powdered sugar, cocoa and milk frosting for it. But for extra fun, when you take it out of the oven, cover the top with mini-marshmallows and let them melt a bit on the hot cake. Make the frosting a bit thinner and pour or drizzle over the marshmallows. Gooey, decadent and oh so yummy!
1-1/2 cups flour
3 Tablespoons cocoa
1 tsp soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon inegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cold water
Sift dry ingredients together into a greased 9" x 9" pan. Make three holes in the dry mixture. Into one pour the oil, another the vinegar and into the third the vanilla. Pour cold water over all.
Beat with a spoon until nearly smooth.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Coarse but moist! Good!