Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- BROWN SUGAR FROSTING:
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 2 tablespoons 2% milk
- 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the water, mayonnaise and vanilla until well blended. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda; gradually beat into mayonnaise mixture until blended.
- Pour into a greased 9-in. square or 11x7-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
- For frosting, in a small saucepan, cook and stir the brown sugar in butter until bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in milk. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Frost cake.
Editor's NoteReduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise may not be substituted for regular mayonnaise in this recipe.
Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 416 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Jul 15, 2020
This is a very good recipe very simple. In the summertime and in the heat I want decided to Easter Reese's peanut butter chips into the batter after it is all mixed and ready for the oven and I put it in cupcake papers with the pandemic so everything is individual and can even be put in sandwich bags individually for a picnic where a few people gather who have been Sheltering and safe can enjoy them without cutting from a larger cake. The Reese's peanut butter chips take the place of icing that would melt into the cake if it was left in the heat very long.
May 30, 2020
This was also my birthday cake every year and the cake my mom always took to a picnic. My moms recipe is basically the same but she adds a pinch of salt and uses 5 Tablespoons of cocoa. I also make a vanilla frosting and sprinkle coconut on top. I’m tearing up now as my mom’s been gone two years, but in every bite it takes me back home. My cake was super moist.
May 29, 2020
Was doubtful at first- mayonnaise doesn’t seem like the kind of thing you’d put in a cake. But I gave it a shot and am so glad I did! Made a few different cakes to give to some neighbours, nothing but compliments! I know the recipe says not to, but all I had was 1/2 fat mayonnaise. I just cooked it for a bit longer (an extra 5-10 minutes), and was a bit more generous with the mayonnaise and cocoa. Turned out great though!
May 3, 2020
Have made it 3 times now and love it. I read the reviews before making it earlier today and one person said they added an extra tablespoon of cocoa. I tried it today and liked it better with the extra cocoa! So glad I decided to see what others had to say even though I’ve made it a couple of times!
May 2, 2020
The cake turned out moist and the frosting is delicious, but unfortunately it turned out also so freaking bitter it tastes like eating soap, I think it's because the recipe says too much baking soda, idk if I'm the only one who had such problem, but I was very disappointed, I had to throw this whole cake away :(
Apr 21, 2020
Forget the haters! This recipe is just like mom use to make for us! I did use an additional tablespoon of cocoa for flavor and THE KEY is to watch the cake and check it after 15 minutes with a toothpick! As soon as the pick comes out with just a small amount of cake on it, IT’S DONE! It will be more like a brownie, but moist and delicious! I love it without any frosting! Such a treat! Thanks for sharing!
Apr 17, 2020
Obviously those replys that say it's too dry don't put in enough mayonnaise. It is an amazing cake. Very moist.
Mar 29, 2020
Can I use olive oil mayonnaise in place of mayonnaise???
Feb 9, 2020
Dec 19, 2019
This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. I've used it for years. Sometimes I replace the vanilla extract with pure almond extract it's awesome either way. If I could I would give it 10 stars ! ??