Wacky Cake (Dairy Free)

From the Recipe Shoebox.

The ingredients:

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. vinegar
5 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 cup cold water

Directions:  In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, soda and salt. Make three wells in the flour mixture. In one put vanilla; in another the vinegar, and in the third the oil. Pour the cold water over the mixture and stir until moistened. Pour into 8 x 8-inch pan or prepared cupcake tins. Bake at 350°F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it springs back when touched lightly.  Makes 1 (8x8-inch) cake or 12 cupcakes.  Enjoy! 

Paw Print Decorations: 
Baked cupcakes
Dairy Free white frosting  (I usually buy store bought Pillsbury frosting--many of their varieties are dairy free--vanilla, buttercream (yes, really.), cream cheese (I love the irony))
Oreo cookies  (Oreos are totally dairy free)
Junior Mints candies  (these are processed in a plant with other dairy products, but do not contain dairy themselves)

Directions:  Frost cupcakes with white frosting.  Top each cupcake with one Oreo and three Junior Mints to resemble a paw print.