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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake II

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake II


Mayonnaise and cocoa powder are two of the eight ingredients in this quick and easy recipe for a moist cake.

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  • Calories:
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 11x7 inch pan.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and soda. Add mayonnaise, cold water, and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), 30-35 minutes. Frost if desired.
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I make this cake all the time. The recipe was handed down to me from my grandmother and mother. My grandmother always made it with the salad dressing, but I prefer it with regular mayo(not lowfat.) My recipe is a little different: I use 1 cup "warm" water and 2 teaspoons of baking soda instead of half soda and have baking powder. I made this cake last night for my family. They love it served warm with whipped topping. A little trivia: The Original Chocolate Mayonaise Cake recipe was made with salad dressing and the recipe was always printed on the jar's label. I don't know when it was converted to regular mayo just know that is how my Mom made it. I can hear my Mom and Gram arguing now over reg. mayo vs. salad dressing. haha!


The recipe I have for this cake is similar but uses: 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, 1 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1 2/3 cups sugar, 1 1/3 cups water. Everything else is the same. My cake doesn't even need frosting. It is moist, velvety and has a really rich chocolaty flavor. It is made in a bundt pan and baked 50-55 min.


Very easy cake. I used an extra Tablespoon of cocoa when I made this cake. It just didn't look cocoa~y enough when I had the batter ready to pour into the pans. My Husband LOVED this cake. Will definately make this cake again and again!!