- 4 1/2 C sifted all purpose flour
- 3 C white sugar
- 1 C good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 C vegetable oil
- 3 C water (or you can substitute 1 C of water for 1 C of almond or soy milk for a denser/richer cake)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 C vanilla flavoring or 2 Tbsp of pure vanilla extract
- Sift dry ingredients together and whisk well.
- Add wet ingredients and mix well.
- Pour into prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for one hour