My mother used to make a simple peanut better frosting for this cake when taking it to church suppers or family picnics. My husband's favorite way to eat it is warm from the oven with a glass of milk.—Wanita Ann Aldrich, Hinsdale, New York
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Dash salt
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the water, mayonnaise and vanilla; beat on medium speed until well blended.
- Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Just before serving, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake in Country Woman November/December 2004, p35
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