This is a recipe I remember Grandma making often. In fact, I'm told she made these almost daily to satisfy the sweet-tooth of the 5 boys & Grandpa! This cake has always reminded me of brownies. It goes together very quickly and I don't know why I don't make it more often. Grandma had several copies of this recipe and it's notated "V.G." - very good.
1 1/2 C Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
3 tbls. Cocoa
1 C Sugar
Sift all ingredients in an ungreased pan. Add 1tbls. vinegar, 1 tsp. vanilla, & 6 tbls. oil. Add 1 cup cold water, stir well. Bake 30-35 min. at 325 degrees.
For those who like icing on their cake (I prefer this cake without - just the way I like my brownies), you're in luck, one of the recipe cards I found included the following icing recipe on the back.
1/2 C White Sugar
1 3/4 tbls. Corn Starch
Mix together & add 1/2 C warm water & 1 square or 1 tbls. chocolate or cocoa. Cook until thick - add 1 tsp. vanilla & a little butter or margerine.
In both recipes, Grandma is referring to unsweetened cocoa powder - like Hershey's & unsweetened baking chocolate - like Baker's.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Buon notte!