Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe
- 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 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.
1 piece: 416 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
"The mayonnaise on this recipe makes for a very moist cake. I've even enjoyed it without the icing!"
"I did not like this cake. My favorite chocolate cake to make is made with sour cream which makes the cake super moist and delicious, so I thought this was the same concept. However, in my sour cream cake you cannot taste the sour cream. This cake was very dense and tasted heavily of mayo. The pro of this cake was that it came together very easily with ingredients I have on hand. Needless to say I will not be making this again."
"I have made this exact recipe for many years. This cake, as written, is delicious!!!"
"Icing was much too stiff. I had trouble spreading it. The cake was okay but dried out too fast Will likely make again but with a different icing"
"My famly loves this cake its very moist. For added flavor i add bananas"
"This particular recipe is very bland. I also found it very dry, even when removing the cakes early."
"EXCELLENT!! I DO substitute one of the teaspoons of soda for one teaspoon of salt, however, AND I add a dash of sweet Marsala wine, just for the heck of it. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!!!"
"I found this to be perfect just the way it is; tastes wonderful and it's super moist. I like it with the frosting or just with a simple whipped cream. It has one down side: it's too delicious to last long!"
"Try replacing the cocoa with hot chocolate mix, but double the amount of cocoa, it makes it really good and a bit sweeter."
"My gramma gave this recipe over 40 yrs ago. I still use it to this day. The mayo takes the place of the eggs and oil. Don't try to double it as it will make the cake real heavy. Love it!"
"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."
"The icing got very dry.....maybe I should have used more milk? I covered the cake with Cool Whip. Another layer......"
"Love this ! Its just like grandma's"
"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 :)"
"Have made this cake for many years, but use a cup of cold brewed coffee instead of water. It adds great flavor."
"I am dairy intolerant and on a diet, but this recipe works perfectly with light mayonnaise and sweetener instead of sugar. Thank you!"
"I have made this recipe since the 1950's and mine called for hot water and more coco- when I went to a family gathering, they ask me to bring this cake- always go home with an empty pan 13x9 pan.."
"For those asking for a 9x13--here is a recipe from Farm Journal (no longer published) from over 30 years ago.3 c. sifted flour, 1/3 c. cocoa 3 t baking soda, 1/2 t. salt, 1 1/2 c. mayonnaise or salad dressing, 1 1/2 c. sugar, 1 1/2 c. cold water, 1 1/2 t. vanilla. bake 350 for 40 min or until cake tests done. We frost our cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. Enjoy!"
"This cake is so good, I wish I could increase the ingredients to a 9x13 size. I've been making this for years and it disappears very quickly."
"This cake is so delicious! I love that brownsugar in the frosting! MMMMMMMMM!"
"Instead of 3 Tbsp cocoa, I put in 1/2 C. Tastes alot more chocolately!"
"I have made this cake many times. I use Miracle Whip since that is what the cake was called in the 50's when I first made it. It has a different taste from the usual chocolate cake. I don't like chocolate cake but this is one I will always eat. I make a simple powdered sugar frosting (butter, conf. sugar, vanilla and cold coffee in place of milk). It gives it a mocha taste which goes very well with the chocolate. To me it does also taste a little like caramel."
"It sunk in the middle, but burned at the edges!"