Poor Man's Cake

3/4 c. oil
2 T. vinegar
2 c. cold water
2 t. vanilla
3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
6 T. cocoa
1 t. salt
2 t. baking soda

Mix the liquid ingredients together in a separate bowl. Sift the dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the dry ingredients and slowly add the liquid ingredients. Blend well by hand, the batter will still contain some lumps. DO NOT OVER BEAT. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake.

Frost when cool.

Makes approximately 20 servings