Recipe by Missy Wombat
From Grassroots magazine. No eggs or dairy in this recipe. Untried by myself.
Top Review by Shoga-chan
I tend to make all my cakes this way now, as I never seem to have eggs when I want cake, and can't be stuffed going to the store. I have also made this as a spice cake by leaving out the cocoa and adding a few teaspoons of various spices i.e. cinnamon, ginger, allspice. I sometimes substitute yogurt for the vegetable oil, for a bit richer flavour. You *must* use self-raising flour (or make your own by adding 2 tsp of baking powder per cup of flour) so the vinegar has something to react with, otherwise you will get a flat lump lacking that essential springy cakeness.
- 1 1⁄2 cups self raising flour
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 5 tablespoons cocoa
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 cup hot water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla, optional