Besides it being a beautiful day and having the family together, the best thing was what HH’s cousin Rhonda did for everyone. She found a cherished recipe of Grandma’s, found a beautiful photo of Grandma, and pulled Grandma’s signature off an old Christmas card, creating this for everyone.
It’s actually a pot holder that everyone can use and hang in their kitchens.
All of HH’s cousins talked about the wonderful cake they remember Grandma used to make – how delicious it was, how moist, how it was filled with Grandma’s love.
I’ve certainly seen recipes for this cake before, but never made it. You can bet it will be served in the near future at Holly’s Diner, since HH loves it!
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
3 cups unsifted flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2 ¼ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp (baking) soda
1 ½ cups Best Food mayonnaise (so this is why HH will only eat Best Foods!)
1 ½ cups water
1 ½ tsp vanilla
Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in mayonnaise. Gradually stir in water and vanilla until smooth and blended. Bake at 350º, about 30 minutes or until cake sponges back.