Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake has to be one of the most decadent, delicious and easy cakes I have ever made! Simply combine all ingredients together, pour into a pan and bake.  That is it!  You will never want to use a prepared cake mix again once you try this recipe!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake has to be one of the most decadent, delicious and easy cakes I have ever made! Simply combine all ingredients together, pour into a pan and bake.  That is it!  You will never want to use a prepared cake mix again once you try this recipe!

How to Make Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

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I’m definitely not a cake snob, I’m happy to use a boxed cake mix in a pinch (or even to doctor them up like in my favorite Chocolate Banana Cake).  But seriously, this Mayonnaise Cake makes even boxed cake mixes seem like work! Mix ingredients together, pour into a pan, bake…done!

If you believe you are not a baker at heart, you’ll love this Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe because it’s so easy – even you can bake it perfectly!

This old fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe has been around forever for good reason! It is decadent, delicious and easy!

Don’t let the idea of mayonnaise in a cake scare you away.  Mayonnaise is basically made of oil and eggs which are in pretty much every cake recipe and it truly makes this cake moist and decadent.

TIPS FOR A PERFECT CAKE

Using full fat mayonnaise produces the best results.  Light versions work but it will change the texture of the cake and make it chewier.

Don’t overmix the batter.  It may appear slightly lumpy but that is ok.

Use room temperature eggs. If your eggs are cold, place them in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.

When measuring flour it’s important to remember not to scoop it into the measuring cup directly from your flour container (this packs it down and measures too much flour). Simply spoon the flour into your dry measuring cup and level the excess off with a straight edge.

Do not over bake your cake.  Check it by inserting a toothpick into the cake.  If the toothpick comes out clean, your cake is good.

I can remember being a teenager and my friend’s mom made a mayonnaise cake. I have to admit that 3o years later, I still remember that moist tender cake and how amazing it was!  When I got my hands on a pile of vintage recipe books and saw this recipe again, I knew I had to make it.  There is a good reason this old fashioned mayonnaise cake recipe has been around for so long!

This old fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe has been around forever for good reason! It is decadent, delicious and easy, you'll never need a boxed mix again!

You can use any kind of frosting on this cake including my One Minute Easy Chocolate Frosting  or just top it with whipped cream and berries. This Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is so wonderfully simple and unbelievably delicious that your friends will be asking for the recipe!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

A delicious and moist chocolate snack cake, perfect for afternoon coffee or dessert.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (not low fat or light)
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, sugar and baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely.

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Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

5 comments on “Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake”

  1. My grandma and mom always put a dob of mayo in cakes. As you said, mayo is eggs and oil, that’s what’s also in cake, but it adds so much moisture. I love that this cake is EASY and a one bowl wonder!

  2. My Mother made this when i was a kid all the time I’m so glad to see the recipe thank you tons !!!

    Rating: 5
  3. Can I double this recipe and put it in 2–9 inch round pans, wondering if it changes texture?I want to make a tall double layer cake.thanks

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