Chocolate Cake

3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups cold water
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3½ cup self-rising flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
6 tablespoons powdered cocoa
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease and flour a 9″x13″ pan. Beat sugar and oil until creamy. Add vinegar, water and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa and blend into liquid mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 45 minutes.
Chocolate Frosting

2-4 tablespoons cocoa
1 cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vegetable oil
3-4 tablespoons hot water

Combine cocoa with sugar. The amount of cocoa used determines the darkness of the frosting. Add hot water one tablespoon at a time and mix until thick and creamy. Add oil and mix well. Spread over cake while the frosting is still warm.

This is from the featured lenten recipes of Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church.