Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease pan.
Mix first 5 dry ingredients in a greased 8" square baking pan. Make 3 depressions in dry ingredients - two small, one larger. Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in the other and the vegetable oil in third larger depression. Pour water over all. Mix well until smooth.
Bake on middle rack of oven for 35 minutes. Check with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Cool. Top with your favorite frosting or powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Note: Oven cooking times may vary, be sure to check your cake to make sure you do not over bake.
You can double this recipe, just use a 9x13 baking pan.
Mix batter in a bowl for neater, easier mixing. Be sure to follow the directions the same way - mixing the dry ingredients then making the depressions for the wet ingredients.
This cake is also a great activity to do with kids.