A friend gave me this recipe that she said her Grandmother used to make for them when she was a kid, she said that the recipe comes from the depression. I was really surprised at how moist and flavorful this cake is. Stir and Bake Chocolate Cake 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2-cup cocoa 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 cups flour 3/4-teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 3/4-cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pan you plan to bake in round, oblong, cupcake tin, etc. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Add the liquids and stir with a fork just until blended; batter will be fairly thin. Pour into prepared pans and bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes for cakes or 15 to 17 minutes for cupcakes.