April Alvarez Recipe

Grandma Baldwin's Mayonnaise Cake/Pudding Frosting

By April Alvarez peaches58


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April's Story

My grandmother Baldwin would make this everyweek end and when I got old enough to ride my bike, I would ride from one side of San Diego to the other just to eat a piece, MISS YOU GRANDMA.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is such a lovely example of a perfectly designed chocolate cake! If you haven't tried a mayo cake before, this is a must... It's oh-so moist.

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
baking cocoa (powerded)
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
regular sugar
1 c
mayonnaise (any brand)
1 1/2 c
cold water
BELOW GRANDMA'S HOMEMADE PUDDING FROSTING FOR CAKE:
1 c
water
1 c
regular sugar
3 Tbsp
baking cocoa( powerded)
1 c
milk
3 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 Tbsp
crisco shortening
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix all cake ingredents together in medium mixing bowl and beat with mixer for 3 minutes, pour into 2 8inch well greashed and floured pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until tooth pick when insert in middle of cake comes out clean. Let cool then Place onto a clean large plate or cake tray.
2
GRANDMA'S HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING FOR FROSTING:
In saucepan combine water, sugar and cocoa. While boiling, in small bowl mix milk and cornstarch (set aside). When mixture has boiled, turn heat down to medium, but remove from heat(for now).
3
Again stir cornstarch mix until blended and slowing stir into boiling mixture. Place back on stove over medium heat and add vanilla and crisco. Mixture will begin to thicken and look like chocolate pudding. When pudding has thicken, Pour pudding mixture over cooled cake and serve, any uneaten cake should be kept in Refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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244 Comments

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Denise Korn kbigalo
Nov 6, 2014
Amazing....loved it!
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Kenneth Ladel KensKitchen
May 6, 2014
I have this recipe given to me by my favorite Aunt. Back when I was round 4 or five, she would bake that cake just for me whenever she knew that I was coming to visit. I enjoy this cake as much now as I did then.
I have made it for several luncheons and everyone asks me what is in it to make it soooo good. When I tell them it has no eggs but only mayonnaise they don't believe it. Funny part is I have never had any left overs from any of those luncheons.
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Lynette Losey Lynette6
May 6, 2014
This was a definite blast from the past. In my family it was called Salad Dressing Cake. It was from what I understand from around the depresion. I do remember having 7 minute icing,cream cheese icing, powdered sugar icing or buttercream.

Thanks for posting this favorite recipe.
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Eleanor Haas ehaas
Nov 22, 2013
This was my oldest son's favorite cake!
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Kali Smith pandagrl
Nov 22, 2013
For those wondering about substituting pans: baking.about.com/...ed-Cake-Pans.htm