Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease AND flour a 9x13 pan.
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 T vinegar
2 t vanilla extract
1 cup oil
2 cups water
Be sure to mix well, but don't over mix! Bake immediately for approx. 30-35 minutes.
Recipe can easily be halved and will take about 25 minutes in an 8x8 pan @ 350 degrees.
After cake is completely cool, you can either add frosting or eat it as is, I for one, love a good cream cheese frosting! :)
Cream Cheese Frosting: (Paula Deen's Recipe)
1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
Chopped pecans and fresh raspberries or strawberries, for garnish
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.
Recipe by Biodad! =]