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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 184.5
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 337.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Submitted by: DAKOTATURTLE
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Introduction

So very moist and NO ADDED eggs or oil!
Obviously mayo is made from eggs and oil. Also, I use Hellman's (Best Foods) Light Mayo but it is still pretty healthy with regular. Moistest cake ever though. The family loves it. For real decadence frost with Sander's Frosting. YUM!
So very moist and NO ADDED eggs or oil!
Obviously mayo is made from eggs and oil. Also, I use Hellman's (Best Foods) Light Mayo but it is still pretty healthy with regular. Moistest cake ever though. The family loves it. For real decadence frost with Sander's Frosting. YUM!

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 cups flour
    1/2 cup cocoa
    1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup sugar
    3/4 cup Hellman's (Best Foods) Light mayonnaise
    1 cup water
    1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

1. Sift the flour, cocoa, soda and salt together. (I suggest not using a regular sifter as the cocoa does not come out well, use a strainer instead)
2. Cream the sugar, mayonnaise, water and vanilla together.
3. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and stir.
4. Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.
5. Bake at 350F. for about 25-30 minutes.

When serving cut into 12 pieces to get the nutritional info listed.

Serves 12 for 189.5 calories each. Since it is very rich a smaller piece satisfies. If you make cupcakes it will make 18-24 depending on size of tins.

Keep it covered tightly to retain its moistness. We eat it plain but you can sprinkle powdered sugar on it to make it fancier. Use a paper doily and sprinkle the powdered sugar through a sifter. Lift doily and you have a beautifully decorated cake.




Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAKOTATURTLE.






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  • Incredible!
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Our recipe called for Miracle Whip. I use the light version and that taste is almost decadent (can I say that)? Love it and no need for frosting! - 3/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Been looking for this recipe for years!!! Thank you... during WWII it was hard to get eggs and butter, thus the mayonnaise cake! Thank you... thank you!!! ...and yes, i guess mom used to use cold coffee for the water too. - 3/16/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Be sure to wait till the cake is completely cooled - we had it while it was still a bit warm and there was a bit of a mayo aftertaste. The next day it was way better and just like chocolate cake out of the box, my husband loved it. - 1/17/09

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  • 10 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I used oat bran instead of white flour, and Splenda, it still came out good. You can try whole wheat pastry flour too. - 3/16/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I used fat free mayo, and it still turned out great! - 4/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    OMG! This cake rocks! I made it for my husband (who is very picky!) and he loved it!! - 1/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
    My grandmother used to make this all the time. I love it because you don't even need frosting, it's so moist and delicious. It never even occurred to me, to use lite or fat free mayo. Thanks for the idea. - 6/30/08

    Reply from DAKOTATURTLE (9/25/08)
    you are welcome, it would never have occurred to me to use fat-free anything if not for SparkPeople.com. They have shown me how to eat what I like without the fat and sugar I don't need. I am changing all my old recipes. LOL>


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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I've had this recipe for years it is soo good. Instead of the water I use cold coffee for a richer flavor. Thanks for posting it. - 3/22/08

    Reply from DAKOTATURTLE (8/9/08)
    Thanks for the suggestion of coffee. My grandmother used to do that and I had forgotten all about it. Will do it the very next time I make this cake. :D


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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Excellent and very easy to make! - 3/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    i made this as part of my thanksgiving . it was a huge hit. it hits the spot when you want a piece of choc cake. 1 piece will do you.. thank you it was great. - 11/27/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Just in case anyone needs to know, the recipe works with whole wheat pastry flour and Vegenaise (for those avoiding the eggs). I made it as cupcakes, and they crowned nicely. I just gave them a little dust of powdered sugar since we were picnicking. My vegan daughter pronounced them delicious! - 8/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My mom used to make this cake and I absolutely LOVE it!!! It is the most moist chocolate cake every. You'll not find one that is more mosit. . . NEVER!! YUMMO!! - 1/30/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this over the weekend and everyone who tried it, loved it. I had them taste it before I told them what was in it and they were amazed that it was made with mayo. I did use regular mayo instead of light though. - 1/26/09

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a very moist chocolate cake. We loved it! - 7/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Very simple, quick and delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing! I made cupcakes out of the recipe to make sure I wouldn't cheat ont he serving size, and truly it could make 24 cupcakes instead of 12! - 4/9/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This works really well with sour cream, too, if you want to skip the mayo... - 12/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I was really skeptical about the mayonnaise, as I don't even like it on sandwiches! But reading the good reviews I tried this recipe today. It was easy and tastes great! This will definitely be one of my new favorite cake recipes. - 3/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very good and moist - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    you need to try this - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was my MIL's favorite recipe. I'm glad for the suggestion to use a light mayo. Love this chocolate cake. We've seldom had to worry about leftovers when I make it for a family gathering. - 3/16/09

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    THis was my favorite cake growing up and I made it often when my kids were home. Haven't made one for a long time. It is wonderful with a fluffy peanut butter icing also. That's my hubby's favorite. - 3/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    My Grandmother used to make Mayonnaise Cake when I was young. I can almost smell the aroma just thinking about it. It was the moistest cake I have ever eaten. Thanks for the memories. - 3/6/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I really liked how easy this was, and how few ingredients it used. I was able to whip it up in a jiffy when my daughter decided she *had* to have some chocolate cake. I only had vegan mayo on hand, and it worked great! I also sifted a bit of powdered sugar over the top, and it was very pretty. - 4/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My mom still makes this every year for my birthday cake. It is my favorite all-time cake! - 3/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is one of my favorite cakes!
    - 3/21/09

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