Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a rich, chocolaty cake that is simple to make and stores well staying moist. This has long been my favorite recipe and while growing up I always requested it for a birthday cake. My Mother always led me to believe that it was a very complicated and complex cake to make whenever I asked for it, I suppose to make me think it was something special. It wasn't until i moved out and asked for the recipe that I learned how simple it really was. Clever lady my Mother. :) Makes 9 X 16 cake or 2 -9X9 cakes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend the two sets of ingredients together whisking well until a smooth batter is created.
  2. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 X 16 or 9 X 18 baking pan.
  3. slightly jiggle pan to smooth out batter and to help release any large air bubbles that may be trapped in the batter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. NOTE:Low fat Mayonnaise or Salad dressing may be used in this recipe if you wish however it will change the texture of the cake but not the flavor.
  6. My Mother has made this recipe using low fat mayo and carob powder.
  7. I have not tried this version but she said it was good.
Most Helpful

I know this recipe but for all those who are trying it for the first time, add more cocoa...maybe about 6 tbsp or more for a better flavour.

Judi90 September 19, 2007

This cake is good, but it was not quite what I was looking for. It was not sweet enough or chocolate-y enough for me, even topped with a rich whipped cream frosting. It was, however, incredibly moist, which I suppose is due to the mayonnaise. This is the first tme I've ever tried making a cake with mayo, and I must say that as far as the texture goes, I was impressed. Still, I thought it needed more flavor and sweetness.

Two Socks January 09, 2007

WOW! so simple and easy and yet SO good. Made exactly as directed using Cake flour. A Moist, tender cake and not too sweet. Topped with with ganache frosting and toasted pecan pieces. Simply delish! Thanks for sharing, Georgie!

mind_84 November 15, 2006