Raisin-Nut Chocolate Cake Recipe

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"My husband asks for this yummy cake every year for his birthday," writes Carol Clarke of Orem, Utah. Chock-full of raisins and walnuts, the moist treat makes a fitting finale to any meal regardless of the season.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 339 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, raisins and marshmallows; set aside. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, mayonnaise and water. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in nut mixture.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Raisin-Nut Chocolate Cake in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p37

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jc20852 User ID: 5902840 129635
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"What a wonderful cake so moist and flavorful and not icky sweet."

RUSHLOME User ID: 3468213 86846
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2010

"Made this cake several times, very good and easy."

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