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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
9-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • BROWN SUGAR FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the water, mayonnaise and vanilla until well
  • blended. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking
  • soda; gradually beat into mayonnaise mixture until blended.
  • Pour into greased 9-in. square or 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a small saucepan. Cook and stir brown sugar in
  • butter until bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in milk. Gradually
  • add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cake. Yield:
  • 9-12 servings.

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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.