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Mayonnaise Cake  II Recipe

Mayonnaise Cake II

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"This is my mother's cake recipe from the depression. It is also my favorite chocolate cake."

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Original recipe makes 9 inch square cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, soda, sugar, and salt. Add the water, mayonnaise, and melted chocolate. Mix together well.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes, or until done. Frost with your favorite icing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 07, 2015

My hubby raved about this cake and he doesn't really care for cake. It was very fudgy and good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 28, 2008

This recipe was easy to make. However my cake did not cook all the way in the centre even after adding 10 minutes of baking time, I then took it out as the sides were getting burnt. The flavour was OK, but I was looking for something more "chocolatey" and a bit sweeter. Thanks for sharing.


7 Ratings

Jun 22, 2003

I have never had such a moist cake. I loved it!!!

Jan 21, 2013

I doubled the recipe and made in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. I didn't have the baking squares so I substituted with about 10 tbs. of baking cocoa (supposed to be 12 but it's all I had left, it was enough, though), and with 4 tbs. of veg. oil. I also added about 1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla and sprinkled some cinnamon in the batter as well. I baked at 325 degrees. It was moist, which seems harder to find, to me, in a homemade cake , and it sure did rise nicely! The whole family loved it and was told by my daughter that this is her favorite cake recipe so far. I believe I'll just stick with this one! Thanks Sue!!

Oct 01, 2009

Yum!! My husband decided he wanted cake at 8:30 at night an I didn't have a box cake so we decided to try this one out just for fun and I am so glad we did, it was delicious!! I had everything around the house, it's very quick and easy! I made it in a bunt cake style and we both loved it!

Jan 13, 2015

This recipe is my favorite mayo-chocolate recipe so far. Found a wonderful brown sugar icing to go with this one: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, less than 2 tablespoons of whipping cream, and slightly less than 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar. Decadent!


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  • Calories
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 285 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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