So today I needed some comfort food, and only a chocolate cake would do... I scoured my handwritten recipe book, where only the really special ones go and came across my mum's chocolate mayonnaise cake. Mum used to make it when we were young and not tell everyone the 'secret' ingredient then we'd all laugh at people turned up faces when they knew what was in it.
Boy was it good, so good I really had forgotten - it's been years since I've had it. Deliciously moist and not overly chocolatey or cloyingly sweet. Maybe not everyones taste but it really was the comfort food factor, the taste and the memories.
Does anyone else have anything they turn when only comfort food will do, or recipes they can think of that fit the same bill?