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Contributor’s Note: So named because it does not call for eggs or milk.


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 rounded tablespoons dark baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cups oil
  • 2 cups cold water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Make three wells in the mixed ingredients. Into one well add vinegar, in the second add vanilla extract, and into the third add the oil.

Pour the two cups of cold water over the top of all the ingredients. Mix well.

Pour into a pre-greased 9” x 13” pan and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out dry.