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Chocolate Mayo Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Mayo Cake
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Chocolate Mayo Cake

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"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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Original recipe makes 2 -9 inch round layers Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9 inch layer pans.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and sugar into a large bowl. Stir in mayonnaise. Gradually add water and vanilla and blend until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool, remove from pans, and frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 31, 2007

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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2012

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.

 
Feb 08, 2008

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.

 
Oct 09, 2011

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.

 
Feb 02, 2011

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.

 
Apr 21, 2006

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!!

 
Feb 23, 2008

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!

 
Jul 30, 2007

This recipe reminds me of a chocolate cake recipe from my childhood except this one is lighter and moister! I used Dukes light mayo and two tsp of vanilla and baked it in a 9x13 pan for 45 minutes. It was an easy, easy recipe I quickly made with my 5 yr old!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 204 mg
  • 8%

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

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