Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Mayonnaise in a cake? Yup, that’s right. When you think about it, it all makes sense, since mayonnaise is full of eggs and oil right?
This luscious and deliciously moist old fashioned chocolate Mayonnaise Cake comes from my Grandma’s old recipe ledger.
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. I’m starting to work my way through them, so stay tuned! Her Chocolate Fudge Cake is amazing!
Please take a minute and watch the 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.
In the comments below one of my readers turned it completely gluten free! How’s that for being creative!
This Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake 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.
The dark chocolate buttercream completes this rich and decadent cake. I think any Mom or Grandma would be happy to receive such a delightful sweet treat anytime!
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- 2 level tsp baking soda
- 1 cup cold water
Mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together.
Add the flour mixture alternatively to the mayonnaise mixture, and add the cold water
Pour batter into a 9 X 9 greased and floured baking pan.
Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Ice with a Dark Chocolate Buttercream and serve with a big scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream!
Here is the facebook video for you to enjoy!