Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Last week at our Bible study, we were discussing having to hide foods inside other foods to get our husbands and kids to eat them. I said, "Like chocolate mayonnaise cake."

You see, Tony hates mayonnaise. And I mean HATES. So one day I whipped up a chocolate mayonnaise cake and gave him a piece. He ate it right up.

Then I told him it had mayonnaise in it.

So, back to the Bible study, the words had just left my mouth when everyone around the table had the same reaction: "WHAT kind of cake?"

Before the night was out, I was told I must make one of these cakes and bring it to Bible study the next week. Well, Bible study is tonight and I just finished making my cake. I thought I'd share the recipe with all you wonderful readers. :o)


2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs
1-2/3 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup mayonnaise
1-1/3 cups water

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans*; set aside.

2. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.

3. In large bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in mayonnaise at low speed until blended. Alternately beat in flour mixture with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour into prepared pans.

4. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. On wire racks, cool 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.

Then comes the...


1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

Frost between layers and over top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with extra powdered sugar.

The mayonnaise makes the cake super moist and delicious, and NO, it does not have any sort of mayonnaise-y taste. At all.


  1. Oh that's going on the shopping list this week!!! We're cutting out food dyes, so the homemade frosting is great! Thanks!

  2. Lies!!! All lies!! I love mayonaise. It's the greatest thing ever. (not)

    But actually this is an amazingly good cake and you should all make one and try for yourself. My lovely wife would not lead you astray when it comes to food, or anything else for that matter.

  3. I've heard of mayo-cake, but never tried it. I'll have to make it sometime. Have you tried soft mayo-cookies? They are yummy! :-)



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