Edith Kelly's Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

During World War II, many groceries were rationed, including butter and eggs. Cooks found many ways to substitute and still come up with a great cake.
This recipe is by the mother of an old school friend of mine, and comes from the book, "Cooking Behind the Fence", a collection of memories and recipes from the early residents of Oak Ridge, TN.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
6 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1/3 tsp
salt
1 tsp
soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
2 c
flour
3/4 c
mayonnaise
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
hot water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift dry ingredients together 3 times, mixing thoroughly.
2
Mix mayonnaise, vanilla, and hot water. Add slowly to flour mixture as you beat.
3
Pour into greased loaf or layer pan. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
4
Dust with powdered sugar, or with your favorite chocolate icing. Or, slice and drizzle with a raspberry syrup.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate