My daughter Alexis always wants a homemade chocolate cake for her birthday. In the last couple years, she has bugged me to try a recipe she got from the mother of a past boyfriend. Alexis lived in Kansas for a couple years with a young man she met in college. He was working at a dig site at the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe, Ohio, where Alexis was working as an intern in her job field.
The relationship with that young archeologist didn't work out but she did walk away with a great recipe from his mom for this Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.
The Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake became really popular during War World II when some food staples such as eggs and butter were in shortage and housewives had to make do with what they had on hand.
This is a rich, slightly dense but wonderfully moist chocolaty chocolate cake. The chocolate lovers in your family will rave about this cake and ask for it again and again!