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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (33 Reviews)


chocolate mayonnaise cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

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Mayonnaise is the secret ingredient in this super easy, moist chocolate cake. Dust this cake with powdered sugar or frost with a purchased or homemade frosting.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


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 3 out of 5
The pan size is wrong, solves your problems, Member kel32brown

This is a historic recipe, my grandma made, and my mother made. The 9x9 pan is the size, or an alternative 11x7. You cannot make this is an 11x13"" pan or you end up with crisp, flat cakes that dry out. Yes, it's often also made with leftover coffee but we don't drink it, so my mom made Postum or Mint tea and used that instead. If no herb tea or postum, milk is good too!

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