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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:9-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups 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

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.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p37

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.

Reviews for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

Totally Yum just as it is!! But to put this over the top here's what you do. Instead of vanilla in the cake use 1/2 tsp. almond extract. Then add two pinches of salt and 1 tsp of baking powder rather than baking soda. Now for the frosting make sure to use light brown sugar and add in 1 tsp of vanilla. You may need to add an additional tbsp. of powdered sugar. It's beyond amazing. My hubby (not even a chocolate fan) and I had to try really hard not to eat the whole thing in one sitting.

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

The icing got very dry.....maybe I should have used more milk? I covered the cake with Cool Whip. Another layer......

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

Love this ! Its just like grandma's

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

My daughter made this recipe for her FACE (home ec) class project. She easily followed the instructions exactly and the frosting. It turned out delicious! She received a perfect score :)

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

Have made this cake for many years, but use a cup of cold brewed coffee instead of water. It adds great flavor.

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