Chocolate Mayonnaise cake with Flour frosting

Marcia Lesman Recipe

By Marcia Lesman marcialesman

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I got this recipe from my mother in law, It has since been our families favorite cake. I have to make it for every birthday party and Pot luck that we go to. It is very moist and soooooo good.


2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
3-4 Tbsp
baking cocoa
2 tsp
baking soda
1 c
1 c
mayonnaise, not salad dressing
1 tsp
5 Tbsp
1 c
1 tsp
1 c
butter or 1/2 c. butter 1/2 c. shortning
1 c
granulated sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Dump first 7 ingredients into large bowl, beat on high for 3 minutes or until well blended, do not omit mayonnaise and do not substitute salad dressing Pour into greased and floured 9x12 cake pan and bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool
While cake is baking , mix the 5 tbs. flour and milk into a pan and stir constantly on med, high until mixture thickens almost into a ball. Take off stove put into large bowl and cover and refrigerate until cold
After cake and flour mixture are cool, mix the butter, and or shortning and sugar and vanilla into misture and beat on high with mixture until frosting doesn't taste grainy from sugar. You can also add a little cocoa if you would like chocolate, We like it without and it tastes almost like whipped cream , spread onto cake Hope you enjoy., It is not a real sweet frosting. I usually make a double batch of frosting because my kids like it that way.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #cocoa, #mayonnaise

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Gina Collier teddle38
May 26, 2013
Thank you Marcia for sharing this recipe, I have made this cake several times now, it is my most favorite of all chocolate cakes. As a matter of fact I just baked one and can't wait for it to cool so I can cut into it.
Brenda Ziegler Luv2cnewrecipes
Nov 21, 2012
Marcia, my 12 year old granddaughter and I have just made your cake for one of our desserts for Thanksgiving which is tomorrow. Our big, important question that it is frosted, do we put it in the refrigerator overnight? We both licked the beaters and the frosting is to die for!! Thanking you in advance...sure hope I hear something before going to bed tonight! :-)
Yvonne Hoskins myhoskins8
Nov 17, 2012
The batter is sooo good. I almost didn't want to bake it up! I sure do want to make the icing now but the flour mixture isn't cool yet. Thank you for this recipe It put a smile on my face because I have been wanting to make a mayo cake for eons!
Ellen Cairns elcairns
Oct 9, 2012
I baked this mayonnaise cake last night substituting Gluten Free flour for regular flour and it seemed to be lacking something. It's a bit tricky to bake with GF flour, so I will experiment another day and see if I can re-create your cake as a gluten free version. I have never tried a frosting recipe like this and I really liked it and will definitely make it again and again! Thanks for sharing your family's favorite cake and frosting, Marcia :)
sandra berry mollystreasures
Sep 21, 2012
so glad to get this recipe, my mom used to make it but don't have the recipe! the icing sounds good too