Grandma Baldwin's Mayonnaise Cake/Pudding Frosting

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Cooking Method: Bake


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
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

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April Alvarez Recipe
Lightly Salted
brandon, FL (pop. 246,473)
Member Since Sep 2011
April's notes for this recipe:
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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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.


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.
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).
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.

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 30, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 30, 2012
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user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - May 30, 2012
Congratulations, April, on your first blue ribbon..I am not related to your grandma, but I am happy for your grandma anyway! Thanks for saving her recipe!
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - May 31, 2012
Congratulation on winning your first blue ribbon April....I've always love the "mayo" cakes.
user Vivian Brannock vbrannock - Jun 5, 2012
Delicious cake......I have passed on the recipe to many of my friends.....they loved it also......thanks for sharing.....

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