1 1/3 c cold water
1 c prepared oatmeal (it was in the fridge, rejected at breakfast)
2 tablespoons flax meal
Stir together dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and flax. Set a side.
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Beat shortening, vanilla, and extract on medium for 30 seconds. Slowly add half of the sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in remaining sugar and enough remaining milk to reach spreading consistancy. I half this recipe, except vanilla: 1 teaspoon vanilla, and use 4 tablespoons soymilk. It frosts the mini cupcakes, and for the loaf pan, I sliced it in half, horizontal like a hoagie, to make a cake sandwich.