The Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins

So, moist, so chocolatey a cake lover's dream. Creamy-smooth Hellmann's mayonnaise replaces the shortening to add the ultimate in moistness. Rich Hershey's cocoa adds the ultimate in deep chocolatey flavor. I found this recipe in Family Circle magazine. I have not tried this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scratch: Grease and flour bottoms of 2 (9") layer cake pans. Mix first 4 ingredients; set aside. In large bowl with mixer at high speed beat next 3 ingredients 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. At low speed beat in mayonnaise .Add flour mixture in 4 additions alternately with water, beginning and ending with flour. Pour into pans. Bake in 350 oven 30-35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove; cool on racks. Frost. Makes 2 (9") layers.
  2. From A Mix: Grease and flour bottoms of 2 (9") layer cake pans. In large bowl with mixer at low speed beat together cake mix and cocoa. Add remaining ingredients; beat just until blended. Beat at medium speed 2 minute. Pour into pans. Bake as directed in scratch recipe at above. Frost. Makes 2 (9") layers.
  3. The Ultimate Chocolate Frosting: In small bowl with mixer at medium speed beat 6 tablespoons margarine to soften. Add 3/4 cup Hershey's cocoa and 3 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar alternately with 6-7 tablespoons of milk. Beat until of spreading consistency, adding an additional 1 tablespoon milk, if needed. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Makes 2 3/4 cups.
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This recipe is an all-time fav in our family. IF you love chocolate, THIS is the recipe for you!