1 1/2 c. AP flour 6 T veg. oil
3 T. cocoa powder 1 T. vinegar
1 c. sugar 1 T. vanilla ext.
1 tsp baking soda 1 c. cold water
1 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350F.
Sift the dry ingredients together into a 10" cast iron skillet (also works in 8" baking pan). Make 3 wells in the dry ingredients. Pour the veg. oil in the 1st well, vinegar in the second well, & vanilla in the 3rd well. Pour cold water over the top & stir with a fork until well blended. Bake for 25 min., let cool, then frost.
1 1/2 c conf. sugar 2 T. brewed coffee
2 T. cocoa powder Dash salt
3 T. butter, softened
Cream together sugar, cocoa, butter, & salt, until well blended. Add the coffee & mix well. Spread over the cooled cake.
(From Penzey's spice www. site)