Recipe by Virginia Godd
"My mom made this cake while living in the Depression. It is so good, I hope this fills your needs and your memories."
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1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups
2 1/4 teaspoons
1 1/2 teaspoons
Tastes like chocolate cake from a mix - no one knew the difference - it was moist and tasted even better the next day. I did increase cocoa to almost 2/3 cup (and could have added more), used only 1 cup mayo (definitely does not need more than this) and increased vanilla to 2tsp., also added 1/4 tsp salt (I find chocolate flavor is always stronger with a little salt in recipe). Hope this helps.
we could taste the Mayo. It was very soft and moist though. Maybe a different brand of mayo would have tasted better, but I'm not going to try it again.
When I was young my Great Grand Mother used to make a chocolate mayonnaise cake that I couldn't get enough of. I read reviews about this recipe being too gooey. That is the way they are supposed to be. This was as close to my Grandmas as it gets. I fixed this about a week ago. Their are only two of us and my wife doesn't really like chocolate much. She had one piece and liked it. I finished it up this morning and I am contemplating baking another for Sunday and asking my grown kids over. I think everyone needs to try this. It is fantastic.
Not exactly like my grandmothers used to be ( was kind of a cross between and cake mix and mayo cake) but this did bring back memories, thanks for sharing. I did use miracle whip instead of mayo because that's how my grandmother always made hers, followed the rest exactly but cooked in 9x13 pan for 45 mins.
I increased the cocoa to 2/3 a cup, decreased the mayo to 1 cup, and used coffee instead of water. I baked these at 375 for 20 minutes to make 24 cupcakes total. I topped them with a swirl of vanilla glaze (also here on allrecipes) that gave them that edge of sweetness without overpowering the taste. Delicious! Thanks for sharing- like a little taste of childhood.
I made this for my mothers birthday as she hadn't had a Mayo cake since she was a little girl. I used coffee instead of water and I used cocoa powder to coat the pan. I also used the Whipped cream cheese frosting from this site. EVeryone who tried it said that it was the best cake they had ever had! THank you!!
I added about a tablespoon extra of cocoa powder and just a dash of cinnamon and topped with the Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting recipe...one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever had!
I make this cake for all occasions and people always LOVE it, even my husband that isn't a big fan of chocolate cake. I think the big difference in this recipe is that it calls for Mayo and I have always used MIRACLE WHIP. There is a big difference between the 2 so next time you try this recipe try with Miracle whip instead(use the exact same amount as you would for mayo).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Mayo Cake
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 101
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