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Rich Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

I have been making this recipe for years. While this cake is delicious anytime, I think the flavor is best when the cake has had a day to sit. However, once your family knows that the cake is out of the oven, the countdown begins as to when it’s cool enough to eat. And after the first slice is gone, it seems only minutes before the rest of the cake follows and only a few crumbs are left at the bottom of the baking pan. Either way, this is an awesome cake recipe.
The mayonnaise may seem like an odd ingredient but it sure makes this cake moist and flavorful.

Rich Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

2 cups hot tap water
2 cups mayonnaise
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray with non-stick spray, a 9×13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda. Add the mayonnaise, water, and vanilla. Beat for about 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.



21 thoughts on “Rich Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

    1. Haha…You are so funny! It really is a great tasting cake that’s quite easy to throw together…great for emergency situations! 🙂


    1. Oh yes! You said it…the sight of this cake always makes my mouth water too! Thanks for your comment and visiting my post. 🙂


  1. The mayonnaise is odd indeed………but I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing.
    What did you put on top?….the icing part….


    1. I was lazy and used canned frosting with a little almond extract added. Use your favorite topping… Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!


      1. Hi, Linda,
        I am just seeing this! Oops! Well, I just looked at your photo and tried to recreate the way I thought it might taste. I shall check this out, though! 🙂 I hope that you aren’t too tired from your journey! Thank you.
        Warm regards,


    1. Just checked your blog and I absolutely love your post. Your cakes look amazing and your children couldn’t possibly be any more adorable! Enjoy these cherished times with your little ones, Shanna…Seems like you are having a ball together!


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