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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

 Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
Everyone always asks what the secret ingredient of this cake is and they are definitely surprised when I tell them: Mayonnaise! It give it such a zippy flavor.—Susan Brauer, Aurora, Colorado
9-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • BROWN SUGAR FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1-3/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda. Add
  • water, mayonnaise and vanilla; beat at medium speed until thoroughly
  • combined.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. square or an 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool
  • completely.
  • For frosting, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in brown sugar; cook
  • and stir until bubbly. Remove from the heat and stir in milk.

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat by hand until frosting is
  • of spreading consistency. Immediately frost cake. Yield: 9-12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 416 calories, 19 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 354 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.