1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup castor sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 celsius) Sift flour and cocoa into a bowl.
Stir in the vegan sugar. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla Mix all ingredients well, until a smooth mixture forms.
Line regular-sized cake tin with greaseproof paper,then grease with canola spray. Pour mixture into tin.
Bake in oven for 35 minutes. Test cake with skewer to ensure it is baked through.
Dust with icing vegan sugar or ice with vegan icing (Admin note: a search in this recipe data base brings up several frostings).