Made-in-the-Pan Chocolate Cake
Preheat oven to 325°F. Have ready an 8-inch-square glass baking pan. Put in the
1 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
and 3/4 teaspoon baking soda.
Mix slowly with a fork and a spoon until uniform. Make 4 dents with the back of
a spoon. Put one of these into each dent:
1 cup water
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cider vinegar.
Stir slowly with a fork in small circles to blend. As it becomes a batter, mash,
scrape, and stir with fork and spoon until smooth. Scrape the sides with a
rubber spatula, and spread it evenly. Clean the edges, then bake for 30 minutes.
Cool before cutting into squares. This tastes good (and looks pretty) with some
powdered sugar dusted on top.