The addition of mayonnaise makes this easy chocolate cake recipe nice and moist.

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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.

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  • Sift all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa together.

  • Whip mayonnaise, white sugar, cold water, and vanilla together until mixed thoroughly. Add flour mixture slowly and beat at medium speed of an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Frost with your favorite frosting.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 180 mg sodium. 17.1 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2005
This cake was amazingly moist for one with no eggs or dairy. It also works well as a vanilla cake...just omit the cocoa powder. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2003
very tasty but I tried to use 2" deep pan and middle would not bake Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2005
This cake was amazingly moist for one with no eggs or dairy. It also works well as a vanilla cake...just omit the cocoa powder. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2005
This cake was amazingly moist for one with no eggs or dairy. It also works well as a vanilla cake...just omit the cocoa powder. Read More
(49)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
I added 1/4 cup mayo and baked this in a bundt pan- It was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
This was my first ever attempt at a scratch cake, without a box. I had promised my son cupcakes, only to find that I had no box, no eggs and no money. This is THE BEST cake I've ever eaten. EVER. Duncan Hines is FIRED. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2005
This cake was delicious! It was very moist and easy to make. I lost my old recipe and was happy to find this one. I only made a few changes: I used 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of vanilla. For frosting my mother always cut a piece of cake and then put a dollop of cool whip with some sliced bananas on top (didn t do it on the whole cake so it didn t get soggy) and it tasted fantastic! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2007
This cake is fantastic!! I will make this cake again but I think I might add some instant coffe to the recipe to make it a mocha cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2003
This is truly the best cholocate cake I have ever eaten. My mother gave me this recipe years ago. I lost the recipe and was very happy to see it here. My 12 year old daughter loves to make it. We cook it in a bunt pan. It is very moist and easy to make. You can add nuts choc. chips or anything else you might like to add to it. It is wonderful with frosting but we eat it without and love it! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
the best chocolate cake you will ever eat. It is great to make this cake and tell your friends after what they have just eaten you will see some suprised faces. You realy should get past the name and try this one. You will never eat plain chocolate cake ever again!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
the taste was good but it was a little on the dry side.i will try it again and maybe add a touch more mayo. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2005
This was a decent cake. I had to improvise a little bit because I didn't have enough mayonnaise. I therefore added an egg to the batter resulting in a fairly satisfying result. I just wish I could find a recipe that is as light and fluffy as the Betty Crocker cake mixes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2003
very tasty but I tried to use 2" deep pan and middle would not bake Read More
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