Rating: 4.5 stars 4.2
165 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 7

My mom made this cake while living in the Depression. It is so good, I hope this fills your needs and your memories.



Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9 inch layer pans.

  • Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and sugar into a large bowl. Stir in mayonnaise. Gradually add water and vanilla and blend until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool, remove from pans, and frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 25.7g; fat 11.2g; cholesterol 5.2mg; sodium 203.5mg. Full Nutrition