Moist Deep Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake (Or Cupcakes)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Not only is this cake so very easy it's so good! This can also be baked in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan for about 40 minutes or make cupcakes --- frost with your favorite chocolate frosting or see my Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing if using a devil's food cake mix you may omit the instant coffee granules or for an even deeper chocolate flavor add it in

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat together cake mix with mayonnaise, water, eggs and cinnamon for about 2 minutes on medium speed.
  4. Divide the batter between the two cake pans.
  5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the cakes test done.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes in pan then remove to a rack to cool completely.
  7. Frost cooled cake with chocolate frosting.
Most Helpful

Delicious, quick, and easy recipe. Everyone loved it! Some of us felt it was best to eat it while the chocolate chips were still a little melted. Depending on weather, within the 2-3 hours after cooled....probably longer during the summer months. I made my cupcakes exactly as the recipe is written. I topped them with Kittencals Chocolate Buttercream. I'll be making this recipe again this morning for my nephews birthday cake.

Julia Chun December 19, 2009

Absolutely wonderful!!! And how easy was that? I followed the instructions except I didn't have any chocolate chips. I substituted two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa and two teaspoons of raw cane sugar. WOW - made 24 moist and delicious cupcakes, so chocolatey! And those secret ingredients were so subtle, but so enhancing. I almost don't want to frost them! Tomorrow is our Pastor's birthday and I said I'd bring cupcakes, sure hope I have some left to give him!!! LOL...

Jostlori September 20, 2012

Moist and delicious! I made it on (2) 9 inch pans and covered with chocolate frosting.

1baytown September 04, 2010