1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup cold water
Set oven rack in the center of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt very well directly in an ungreased 8-inch square baking dish. Be sure these ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Make three depressions in the dry ingredients. Into one pour the oil. In the second add the vinegar. In the third add the vanilla extract. Pour cold water over all. Stir all the ingredients together with a fork until nicely blended, but do not beat. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar' sugar or honey
2 to 4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. If necessary, thin with milk and beat until smooth. Mix in vanilla extract. Spread cooled cake with frosting, cut into squares, and set on a serving platter.
Makes 9 squares.