My mom made this cake while living in the Depression. It is so good, I hope this fills your needs and your memories.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9 inch layer pans.
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and sugar into a large bowl. Stir in mayonnaise. Gradually add water and vanilla and blend until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool, remove from pans, and frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.