This cake recipe was the basic cake that my grandmother and mother made while I was growing up. We had other cakes on special occasions but this one was the one that we had on a regular bases.
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
3 level tbsp. baking cocoa
Mix these up. And in another bowl…
1 cup sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cold water
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix it up a little and then beat in dry ingredients until smooth.
Put into a greased cake pan and bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes.
Mom always made peanut butter frosting for this but none of my children like peanut butter. I use a cream cheese frosting or just plain cool whip. I also buy cheap mayonnaise for baking.
Submitted by HBHW reader Vickie G.