I made this in one bowl using my Kitchen aid mixer, but a bowl and large wooden spoon will do.
3 cups of flour (I actually used cake flour with added salt and baking soda, yes I'm totally lazy, you can find it at most grocery stores, if not add 2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt)
2 cups of sugar (white or brown)
2/3 cup of cocoa powder
2 cups of water or brewed coffee
1 cup of sunflower oil
2 tablespoons of vanilla
3 tablespoons of apple cidr vinegar
Whisk all the dry ingredients together first. Add wet ingredients. Stir well.
Pour into a greased pan or pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let the cake cool for 15 minutes, remove from the pan and let cool further if you are going to use icing. It is really moist and yummy on it's own.
I made mine in two round 9 inch pans and then spread raspberry jam in between each round. I iced with chocolate icing and whipped cream after the cake has cooled.