This cake does not call for a frosting, but feel free to frost away.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Sift together three time, very important, the first 5 ingredients, place in an 8 x8-inch baking dish or pan. Then make three holes in the flour mixture. In one put the teaspoon vinegar, in second put 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and in third put 5 tablespoons melted shortening. Over all of this pour 1 cup water. Mix well.
Bake at 350 degrees F.for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on rack. Serve plain or with a dusting of powdered sugar. Frost if you like.
I find this cake is much better made a day before serving.
Let the kids make this!