Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe

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4.5 46 44
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Mom always made this special chocolate mayo 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
MAKES:
9-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
9-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

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

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 11x7-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 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.
Originally published as Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 416 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • 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
  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 11x7-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in 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

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charla User ID: 9220091 287348
Reviewed May. 1, 2018

"Made this cake last night and it is so very good and moist. I doubled the recipe first off, only cause I needed a larger cake, and I also used 1/4 cup cocoa instead of the 3 tablespoons. I found the icing to be a bit sweet but after icing the cake, it worked out perfectly. The cake is very chocolate tasting and not as sweet as you would think."

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Sue User ID: 8966524 286258
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2018

"This is my old original recipe from back in the 50's ,same ingredients , just a little difference in amts. chocolate Mayonnaise cake : 2 cups Flour ~1/2 cups Sugar ~ 11/2 tsp. Soda~11/2 tsp baking powder~6tbsp. Cocoa~1cup Cold water ~ 1 cup Mayonnaise ~ 2tsp Vanilla .~~ Icing ~ Bring to boil : 1 stick Margarine~ 3 tbsps Cocoa~ 6 tbsps Evaporated milk ~Move from heat , add 2 cups Powdered sugar ~ 1 tsp Vanilla~ 1/2 cup Chopped nuts . Pour over hot cake !! Delicious !!!"

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Pam User ID: 9072255 285656
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2018

"I should have taken the time to read the reviews before making this cake. I love how moist it is. It could have been a little sweeter for my taste. I would add the extra cocoa and sugar next time. I prefer a white icing on chocolate cake. It was easy and good. I will make it again."

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Charity User ID: 9435430 284910
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2018

"My grandma made this for our annual visit to her house! She frosted it with cream cheese icing! So moist and yummy!!!!"

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Madeline User ID: 5772505 284561
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2018

"I made this cake and love it. Took the other bakers advice and added 1/4 cup of cocoa. I also used this brown sugar frosting recipe as it was tried and true https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/old-fashioned-apple-cake-with-brown-sugar-frosting-recipe"

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Cyntinz User ID: 6744764 284176
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2018

"I have been literally searching for this recipe for years!!! It was my Mom's go to chocolate cake recipe when I was growing up. You have made my day. THANK YOU"

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Chantal User ID: 9428222 284138
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2018

"I made this cake today and loved how moist it turned out. I ended up using 1/4 cup coco powder but kept everything else the same. The reason for the 2 stars is because of the frosting. I personally thought it was far to dry for this cake. I will make it again and use my own frosting."

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cowelk1 User ID: 2922749 284126
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2018

"This is now my favorite go-to cake! Hubby and I love it!"

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Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 284121
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2018

"sounds interesting, must read reviews. moms husbands' favorite chocolate cake was made with mashed potatoes seasoned only with the butter&cream no s&p. guess both these altho sound weird could be a good surprise"

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flipperpie User ID: 7104866 277016
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2017

"Made cake for the first time. Just the right size cake for hubby and me. Icing is very good but cake needs lots more chocolate. Hardly tastes of chocolate. Three tablespoons of chocolate just not enough. Will make again and add about a fourth of a cup of cocoa (like some other recipes call for) plus a tsp. of coffee granules."

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