1 c flour
2 Tbl. cocoa
1/4 t. salt
2 Tbl. vegetable oil
3/4 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
Mix well and pour into a buttered 9x9 pan.
Sprinkle 1 c. brown sugar and 1/4 c. cocoa on top of batter.
Pour 1 1/3 c. very hot water over batter. This will make the sauce.
Bake 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven until top is dry.
Serve warm with vanilla bean ice cream. Spoon sauce from pan over cake and ice cream.
This cake is a hit around my house. My mother has been serving it ever since I was a little girl. It wasn't until recently that I figured out why. It's so simple, uses no eggs and everything is basic pantry ingredients.