Mayonnaise Cake II


This is my mother's cake recipe from the depression. It is also my favorite chocolate cake.

9 inch square cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup water

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, soda, sugar, and salt. Add the water, mayonnaise, and melted chocolate. Mix together well.

  3. Bake for 35 minutes, or until done. Frost with your favorite icing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
14g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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