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Mayonnaise Cake I

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars

"The addition of mayonnaise makes this easy chocolate cake recipe nice and moist."
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servings 139
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 -8 or 9 inch layers)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Sift all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa together.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Frost with your favorite frosting.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 139 calories; 7.5 17.1 1.3 3 180 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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.

Most helpful critical review

very tasty but I tried to use 2" deep pan and middle would not bake

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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.

I added 1/4 cup mayo and baked this in a bundt pan- It was wonderful!

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 ...

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...

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.

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....

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 na...

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.

This is one of my most requested cakes! I just love it!I have variations of it. However, I usually make it with Duncans Hines Dark Chocolate Cake Mix without making this cake from scratch!