Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Makes one moist, delicious 9-inch cake

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3-4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon white vinegar
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup water

Preheat the oven to 350.

Sift or whisk the dry ingredients together.
Make 3 wells in the resulting mound, and put the vanilla in one, vinegar in another, and oil in the third. Pour the water over and mix it on up, as little as possible to get most of the lumps out.
Transfer to a greased and floured pan and bake. Check after 25 minutes; it might need another few depending on the pan.

Joyously enough, this recipe easily doubles to make a layer cake.

Simple yet lovely fudgy frosting for 1 double layer cake

1/2 cup Earth Balance (if you haven't had it, it'll make you say goodbye to butter!)
1/3 cup plain or vanilla soymilk
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar

Melt the Earth Balance, then add soymilk and vanilla. Whisk in cocoa and sugar. Add more sugar or milk for desired texture.