A cake that uses creamy salad dressing, who would have thought?!

ynathan85
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, creamy salad dressing, and water in a large bowl. Pour into the greased baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; 3.9 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 252 mg sodium. 24.2 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2010
This is very close to the one I've been making for over 30 years from my mother's old Tupperware cookbook. The only difference is the Tupperware recipe adds 1/2 teaspoon of salt and uses 1/2 cup cocoa powder instead of 1/4 cup, giving it a rich chocolate taste. I use Kraft Light Mayo, and it works well in this recipe, yet saves me half the fat and calories of regular mayo. I saved ynathan85's recipe with my revisions so I can put all my favorite recipes in one book and finally get rid of all the cookbooks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/08/2016
Perhaps it didn't turn out well because I made it with Miracle Whip Light rather than just plain Miracle Whip. It tasted chewy and underdone. I will not make this cake again. Read More
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2010
This is very close to the one I've been making for over 30 years from my mother's old Tupperware cookbook. The only difference is the Tupperware recipe adds 1/2 teaspoon of salt and uses 1/2 cup cocoa powder instead of 1/4 cup, giving it a rich chocolate taste. I use Kraft Light Mayo, and it works well in this recipe, yet saves me half the fat and calories of regular mayo. I saved ynathan85's recipe with my revisions so I can put all my favorite recipes in one book and finally get rid of all the cookbooks! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2010
This is very close to the one I've been making for over 30 years from my mother's old Tupperware cookbook. The only difference is the Tupperware recipe adds 1/2 teaspoon of salt and uses 1/2 cup cocoa powder instead of 1/4 cup, giving it a rich chocolate taste. I use Kraft Light Mayo, and it works well in this recipe, yet saves me half the fat and calories of regular mayo. I saved ynathan85's recipe with my revisions so I can put all my favorite recipes in one book and finally get rid of all the cookbooks! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2009
My mother used to make this cake all of the time. It's such an easy recipe yet I cannot remember it! It made me extremely happy to find it here as my mother passed away a few years ago and I can't just call her up and ask her how to make it! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
This is a form of the original Waldorf Astoria cake. Better when baked in a 9x9 brownie pan.For a richer chocolate use 1/2 cup cocoa powder. Top with vanilla ice cream or real whipped cream. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2010
I grew up on this cake!!! It is the most moist cake I have found! A lot of people still have not had this type a cake yet. It is better if recipe is doubled. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2009
Very moist. I remember this from the '70's what a nice memory making this cake was. Thank you for this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
This is a childhood memory cake...was looking for the recipe. But the 1/2 cup of cocoa is a must for this recipe to give it the childhood taste. Thank you very much for this recipe!!!!:))))) Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
I have been making this cake for over 50 years. My Mom used to make it. I use 1 1/2 tsp. soda 1/4 tsps. salt 4 Heaping tbls. cocoa and 1 c. each cold water and miracle whip. Flour sugar and vanila amounts as receipe says. I also use this for my whoopie pies.. Bake in tube pan. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2014
This chocolate cake reminds me of a cake my SIL used make years ago. It was good and chocolately. I used Wedding Cake Frosting and tinted Neon Green and Navy Blue Seattle Seahawks colors. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
My mom has been making this cake since I was a little girl. My favorite chocolate cake for sure. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
03/08/2016
Perhaps it didn't turn out well because I made it with Miracle Whip Light rather than just plain Miracle Whip. It tasted chewy and underdone. I will not make this cake again. Read More