This kinda sucked. Not as firm as it looked in the picture, and it didn’t really taste like cookie dough until I just about tripled the amount of sugar.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 t. vanilla
1 egg in a mixing bowl. Mix.
1 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Mix in a separate bowl. Combine two mixtures.
Measure 1/2 cup water in a liquid measuring cup. Heat 30 seconds on high. Add to the cup 1/4 cup oil. Then add 4 tbsp of butter. Stir and let sit till melted. The mix should be hot, if not cover it and heat it a bit in the microwave.
It will be a thin batter. Pour into an 8 x 8 pan, bake about 15 minutes.
Make sure to get buttermilk! Makes 3 layers. Use less sugar in the frosting!! Recipe is too sweet as is (start from ~3 cups to taste)