Saturday, June 06, 2009

Chocolate Mayonaise Cake

We got the sweet tooth tonight like we often do on weekend nights. I did not have enough butter to make brownies so I made a chocolate mayonaise cake. I can't tell you how many times I have told someone that I made a mayonaise cake and I watched them make the most horrible face. I guess mayonaise does not sound good. But, believe me when I say, it is good, IT IS GOOD! The mayonaise takes the place of eggs and oil and this is a very moist cake. I always make it as a sheet cake.

My grandmother used to make this cake often. I used to love to lick the spoons and skillet from which she made the cooked chocolate fudge icing. Ummmm that was the best stuff. I guess it is one of those nostalgic recipes. I am going to share this recipe with you. It is from my grandmothers pantry so don't go sharing it with everyone. It is TOP SECRET!!!! If you make it, please let me know what you think.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Prepare cake pan

2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Sift together the flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Cream together the sugar, mayonnaise, water and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; stir until well blended. Pour batter into greased and floured layer cake pans (or a 9- x 13-inch pan). Bake at 350°F. for about 25 minutes

Then, you have to cook the icing. UMMMMM this is the best!
Hot Fudge Icing.....
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of stick butter
1 tsp vanilla

Boil all of the above ingredients to a soft ball stage and beat a few minutes and pour hot on cake. YUMMY!!!


Joseph Pulikotil said...


Lovely treat on a Sunday. The cake looks delicious.

Many thanks for sharing the recipe. But don't worry. I can only eat. I can't cook. So parcel a small piece to me:)

Your blog is very beautiful.

Have an enjoyable Sunday:)

tainterturtles said...

I love old nostalgic recipes...I was in the same mood yesterday so check out my blog!

Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will certainly try it soon. My mom use to make that same kind of icing.

PS. I'm going to try making the blue jean skirt this afternoon...the one that is on your blog. It took me an hour and a half last night to open the leg seams. Now I can start sewing!

Debbie said...

I have a small phobia of mayo so I will pass. But I am sure it is delish and I'd never know the mayo was even near it!

Poetic Artist said...

Ok I am not much of a baker. Yes when I read this with mayonnaise. I thought YUG>. Yet it looks wonderful.. I will try it out.
Thanks for sharing.

mom said...

Oh Lord, do great minds travel in the same circle or what? Sunday I was thinking I sure would like to have a piece of Bobba's mayonaise cake, but I lost my recipe. I made fresh peach fried pies instead. Not as good, but close. LOL MOM

Kristen said...

I use mayonnaise to brown turkey, under the skin. I spread it on chicken and roll in Dorito crumbs for a fun shake and bake chicken. I have never used it in cakes. What a great idea. It's oil and eggs, why wouldn't it work? Thank you for the tip, we rarely have butter! Looks delicious!!!

deb did it said...

this is Matts all time favorite cake...gotta make it for him every birthday!!

Susan said...

I've heard of mayo cakes. Make sense to use it. Sounds good.

Anonymous said...

Oh Sister, you are sooooo bad! Thanks for remembering this special treat!