Wacky Chocolate Cake

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 /3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup cold water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 Tbs distilled white vinegar

1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°F. Place first 5 ingredients in 8x8x2-inch nonstick metal pan. Using handle of wooden spoon, poke three holes in dry ingredients.


Combine 1 cup cold water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla in large glass measuring cup. Pour liquid ingredients into holes in dry ingredients (there will be some overflow). Using fork, stir until batter is smooth.


Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan on rack. Dust with confectionary sugar before serving.

Servings: 8


If you're not in a wacky mood, just add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients in the bowl and stir until batter is smooth. Then pour the batter into the baking dish.

Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and store at room temperature.