This recipe came from a collection of recipes from members of The American Rose Society given to me by my mother-in-law in the late 1960's. I started making it for my young family because I was looking for a cake I could make without eggs. It was so easy, so moist and they loved it. We had it for dessert about 3-4 times a month when they were growing up. When we're together, I still make it for them and my grandchildren, who refer to it as Nana's Chocolate Cake. It's been a real hit for over 40 years.