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Mayonnaise Cake I

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"The addition of mayonnaise makes this easy chocolate cake recipe nice and moist."

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Original recipe makes 2 -8 or 9 inch layers Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Sift all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa together.
  3. Whip mayonnaise, white sugar, cold water, and vanilla together until mixed thoroughly. Add flour mixture slowly and beat at medium speed of an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Frost with your favorite frosting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 02, 2005

This cake was amazingly moist for one with no eggs or dairy. It also works well as a vanilla cake...just omit the cocoa powder.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2003

very tasty but I tried to use 2" deep pan and middle would not bake


54 Ratings

Dec 03, 2003

I added 1/4 cup mayo and baked this in a bundt pan- It was wonderful!

Nov 09, 2005

This cake was delicious! It was very moist and easy to make. I lost my old recipe and was happy to find this one. I only made a few changes: I used 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of vanilla. For “frosting” my mother always cut a piece of cake and then put a dollop of cool whip with some sliced bananas on top (didn’t do it on the whole cake so it didn’t get soggy) and it tasted fantastic!

Jun 09, 2009

This was my first ever attempt at a scratch cake, without a box. I had promised my son cupcakes, only to find that I had no box, no eggs and no money. This is THE BEST cake I've ever eaten. EVER. Duncan Hines is FIRED.

Jan 28, 2007

This cake is fantastic!! I will make this cake again, but I think I might add some instant coffe to the recipe to make it a mocha cake.

Jun 15, 2003

This is truly the best cholocate cake I have ever eaten. My mother gave me this recipe years ago. I lost the recipe and was very happy to see it here. My 12 year old daughter loves to make it. We cook it in a bunt pan. It is very moist and easy to make. You can add nuts, choc. chips or anything else you might like to add to it. It is wonderful with frosting but we eat it without and love it!

Dec 03, 2003

the best chocolate cake you will ever eat. It is great to make this cake and tell your friends after, what they have just eaten you will see some suprised faces. You realy should get past the name and try this one. You will never eat plain chocolate cake ever again!!


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  • Calories
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

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

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