Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I saw several versions of this cake on this site, but none are the same. I have no idea where this recipe came from but I've had it for at least 30 years, maybe longer.


  1. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa and soda together three times.
  2. Mix mayonnaise, boiling water, and vanilla.
  3. Beat 2 minutes. Add dry ingredients.
  4. Pour into a cake pan.
  5. Bake 325 to 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  6. Frost with your favorite creamy chocolate frosting.
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I wanted a chocolate cake that would be ingredient-friendly, easily halved & an easy-fix to accompany Jack Daniel's Frosting by mikekey that I had tagged in the *Pet Parade* event. I found your recipe saved in my main cookbook & it definitely met my goals. Since I was halving the recipe, I opted to bake it in an 8-in rd tube pan prob intended to be more of a mold, but it worked perfectly & toothpick-tested done at 35 min. The cake was moist, chocolately sweet w/o being overly so & a yummy treat. Thx for sharing your recipe w/us. :-)

twissis July 23, 2008