Yoder’s Wacky Chocolate Cake

This one comes from Lynne’s sister Mary.  I have been trying to figure this one out for years.  Why the elaborate mixing instructions?Anybody know the answer?  E-mail me with your thoughts!  I keep promising that I would try and mix everything in a bowl like a regular cake…..I haven’t gotten around to it yet!

3 cup(s) Flour
2 cup(s) Sugar
2 teaspoon(s) Baking soda
1/2 tablespoon Salt
1 cup Cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Vanilla
2 tablespoon(s) Vinegar
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
2 cup(s) Water, cold

Place sugar in bottom of 9X13 pan.
Mix together flour, salt, soda and cocoa and sift over top of sugar.
Make 3 wells in mixture. Put vanilla in first well, vinegar in second and oil in third.
Mix LIGHTLY with fork, add water and stir until large lumps disappear.
Bake in 350 oven for 25-30 minutes.

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