This is my mother’s cake recipe from the depression. It is also my favorite chocolate cake.
Yield: 9 inch square cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 cup white sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup water
¾ cup mayonnaise
2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, soda, sugar, and salt. Add the water, mayonnaise, and melted chocolate. Mix together well.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until done. Frost with your favorite icing.