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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

"Mom always made this special cake for my birthday meal. It's very moist and has a nice, light chocolate taste, and the flavorful frosting is the perfect topping. -- Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan"
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Ingredients

45 m servings
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Original recipe yields 9 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda. Add water, mayonnaise and vanilla; beat at medium speed until thoroughly combined. Pour into greased 9-in. square or 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool completely.
  2. For frosting, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in brown sugar; cook and stir until bubbly. Remove from the heat and stir in milk. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat by hand until frosting is of spreading consistency. Immediately frost cake.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note: Light or low-fat mayonnaise should not be substituted for regular mayonnaise in this recipe.

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Great mayonnaise cake! The frosting is really wonderful! I would have given it 5 stars, but the frosting was just a little too sweet. As with all mayo-cakes, it's best to make this the night ...

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I don't know what I was thinking when I made this cake. Basically it's fine if you want your dessert to taste like mayonnaise, but I think it's bad.

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Great mayonnaise cake! The frosting is really wonderful! I would have given it 5 stars, but the frosting was just a little too sweet. As with all mayo-cakes, it's best to make this the night ...

for anyone who has never tried a mayo cake...you have no idea what you are missing! my mother makes me one every year for my birthday and it is my favorite! so moist and flavorful! this recip...

fantastic, moist. Don't try to make round cakes and stack,, (oops) but as a sheet cake this is my family's favorite

I usually have mayonnaise but no eggs or milk, so I liked this recipe. I used whole wheat flour and brown sugar and microwaved it on 6 minutes high, and it turned out great. There was no mayonn...

I don't know what I was thinking when I made this cake. Basically it's fine if you want your dessert to taste like mayonnaise, but I think it's bad.

this cake is sooooo moist. lovely texture, and the frosting is the BOMB! i only gave it 4 stars, because i could taste the baking soda. it was kind of weird. i will make this again and maybe up ...

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHERS BUT THIS RECIPE WORKED AMAZING FOR ME. THE ONLY THING I DID DIFFERENTLY WAS I MADE CUPCAKES WITH IT. IT WAS VERY MOIST AND HAD A GREAT TASTE, NOT LIKE MA...

I have made several mayonnaise cakes in the past and by far this is the best, for once my Grandma was asking me for the recipe instead of me asking her!! It's GREAT!!!

My mom always made this for mine and my siblings birthdays. I have made this cake many times and always turns out great. We have always used Miracle Whip instead of Mayo.

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