Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe?

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Why would I put mayonnaise in a cake?  Yup, you heard right.  When you think about it, it all makes sense, since mayonnaise is full of eggs and oil right?

And I was so surprised when many of you said that this Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe reminded you of the cakes from your childhood!  That your Mom and Grandma used to bake them for you.  This recipe really struck an emotional chord with so many and that makes any baker happy!

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

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Why do I call this awesome recipe old fashioned?  Well…..

This luscious and deliciously moist old fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe comes from my Grandma’s old recipe ledger.

My grandparents lived on a farm and lived through the Great Depression.  So I’m sure you understand that they would use us everything they could, since you didn’t know when you be able to get that something again.

Things like envelopes became note paper, and at some point, my Grandma must have come across an old financial ledger that wasn’t being used.  So what did she do?  Yes, you’re right.  That’s when she started to write down her famous recipes.

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

I’m so grateful that I have it to this day, and you will see some other recipes of Grandma’s on the blog.

I’m starting to work my way through them, so stay tuned! Her Chocolate Fudge Cake is amazing!  And be sure to check out our Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake Recipe!

So making this cake was certainly a labor of love!

It’s so easy and the taste is out of this world!  In my research for this post I also found similar  mayonnaise cake recipes like Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake at Southern LivingTaste of Home and Hellman’s.

There are also recipes for a Southern Mayonnaise Cake, and folks have also created a Chocolate Mayonnaise Sheet Cake.  

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Grandma was an amazing cook, raised on a farm, and had to provide hot and hearty meals to the farm hands every day for their noon dinner.

I can only imagine what time she had to get up to make the meal, since we’re talking early 1900’s and no modern day appliances to ease the work!  Well fast forward to today and her recipes still live on.

Here are the ingredients you will need for your Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe:

How Do I Make A Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake?

Directions –  Preheat oven to 350F
1. Mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl and set aside.
2. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together.
3. Add the flour mixture alternatively to the mayonnaise mixture, and add the cold water
4. Pour batter into a 9 X 9 greased and floured baking pan.
5. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
6. Cool completely and frost with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

And serve with a big scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream!

This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!

Please take a minute and watch the Old Fashioned Mayonnaise Cake Recipe video.  You will see that with a few easy steps, you can create this awesome cake.  It will feed 9 hungry people with a generous slice or 12 smaller slices.

Here is the video to follow for step by step instructions.


In the comments below one of my readers turned my chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe completely gluten free and vegan! 

She used gluten free flour and Hellman’s Vegan Mayonnaise.

How’s that for being creative!

This Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake batter mixes up very quickly and the ingredients are right in your pantry.  I think everyone has a jar of mayonnaise on hand.

I just love using a bundt pan for cake recipes, but this time I decided to use a 9X9 square pan and I’m glad I did!  The cake rises beautifully, and because you grease and flour the pan, it will drop out quite nicely on an inverted cake plate.


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The dark chocolate buttercream completes this rich and decadent cake.  You can see my buttercream recipe right here.   I think any Mom or Grandma would be happy to receive such a delightful sweet treat anytime!

 

 

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This luscious and deliciously moist Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is Grandma approved. A One Bowl Scratch Cake, it's so easy to make and the taste is out of this world!
Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

This luscious and deliciously moist Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe comes from my Grandma's old recipe ledger. It's so easy and the taste is out of this world!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 363 kcal
Author: Judy Kahansky
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup water cold
Instructions
  1. Mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together.
  3. Add the flour mixture alternatively to the mayonnaise mixture, and add the cold water
  4. Pour batter into a 9 X 9 greased and floured baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Icing:
  7. Ice with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream and serve with a big scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream!
Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 440mg 18%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 22g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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