Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This cake is very moist and has a light chocolaty taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl sift together the flour,,cocoa powder and baking soda.
  2. Add sugar.
  3. Add water,Mayo and vanilla and beat at a medium speed in your food mixer until well combined.
  4. Pour into a greased 9-inch square or 11x7x2-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Let cake settle in tin for about 5 minutes before turning out.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Icing ******* Melt butter in a pan on a medium heat,stir in brown sugar,stir until bubbly.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in Milk.
  10. Gradually add icing sugar and beat by hand to get a spreading consistency.
  11. Then ice cake.
  12. For this cake don't substitute low-fat mayo for regular.
Most Helpful

Super good cake. The frosting is to die for! It reminds me of the frosting my aunt used on her caramel cake. I caught my DH eating it with a spoon out of the pan on one of his midnight snack runs! Oh well, I made it for him since he is a chocolate fanatic! NurseDI, keep sending these great recipes. I think my DH is in love with you! Hee! Hee!

Dianne03 December 03, 2002

I made this for my granddaughter's birthday. It was so rich, moist and very chocolaty. We all thought the brown sugar frosting was exceptional. A chocolate lover's dream come true. Very deserving of 5-stars in our opinion. Thanks Nurse Di.

Laylagirl September 09, 2002

Hi There, This is Julie,the mayo makes the cake moist the secret is not to use a tangy mayonaise as this will affect the tast .Use Hellmans or Miracle whip I use the former and have made this cake many times so do try it I think you,ll be pleasantly surprised!

Norahs Girl October 25, 2001