I know, I know, the picture doesn’t really show the deliciousness of the cake….but it does show the most creative birthday cake I have ever made (thanks to Julie Finlayson)! This is my go to cake recipe. It is always yummy and it is really easy.
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt (I usually do a little less)
1 tsp. baking soda
Mix above ingredients together then add:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup hot water
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together well and bake in a greased and floured 9X13 pan at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. I often times (as in the above cake) will 1 1/2 times the recipe and bake it as a sheet cake, when doing this the baking time will decrease by about 5 minutes.
Source: My husband’s grandma Mary Smith