The only things I would suggest to change, are to use soymilk instead of water, and to stir in the vinegar at the very end--not with all the other ingredients. This will result in an incredibly rich and fluffy cake! I've made it a few times and definitely like it better plain, without frosting. It's too good to cover it up! I ended up picking off the frosting and giving it to my boyfriend. :)
Ingredients (use vegan versions):
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup dry sweetener/ vegan sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (try this amount, can go to 1/2)
1 cup water (use soymilk instead! mmm...so rich!)
1/3 cup oil
1 tablespoon nice, mild tasting vinegar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix or sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Measure in the wet ingredients, and stir with a fork until no lumps remain. (stir in vinegar at the end, right before putting in oven)
Pour into an 8" x 8" pan. No need to grease.
Bake for 35 minutes or until tests done.
This is usually served from the pan cut in squares. If you want to take it out of the pan, you'll have to grease and flour as it is a moist cake and wants to stick. Original recipe also called for 1/2 cup of baking cocoa powder (I used 1 cup and added a bit more moisture). It can even be mixed up and baked all in the same pan.
Serves: one 8" x 8" cake
PS I'd also suggest greasing and flouring your pan.