You asked for a recipe without animal products and included oil. This calls for vegetable oil, I don't know if that will work for you. My mom used to make this for us kids when we were little and we had no milk or eggs in the house, but we wanted a treat! It is very good served warm with honey or powdered sugar over it. She sometimes served it with an icing made of powdered sugar, cocoa and orange juice.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar


Sift first 5 ingredients into a mixing bowl. Add rest of ingredients and stir until smooth, then beat for two minutes and pour into ungreased pan (8x8 inches) and bake for 35 minutes at 350.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: My Mom's
Submitted By: Heather
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