1-2-3 Mayonnaise Cake

1-2-3 Mayonnaise Cake Recipe

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Linda Sandidge


My mother told me this cake started during the depression era - no eggs or shortening needed because they are in the mayonnaise. She made this cake for my birthday - always a 5 layer cake for birthdays with Fudge Frosting! I'm 70 now, and I still want this cake for 'my day' but a 2 layer or sheet cake is just fine.

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15 Min
30 Min


2 c
1 c
1 c
warm water
3 Tbsp
hershey's cocoa
2 tsp
baking soda
1 c

How to Make 1-2-3 Mayonnaise Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350
  • 2Grease and 'lightly flour' (using cocoa instead of flour) 2 - 8" cake pans - or 12" x 9" pan
  • 3Put soda and cocoa in small bowl then add warm water to dissolve - stir
  • 4Put Flour, Sugar, and mayo in larger bowl - then add dissolved cocoa mixture - mix well (can use hand mixer). Pour into baking pans.
  • 5Bake for about 30 mins - test by lightly pressing centr of top with a finger - should bounce right back.
  • 6Frost with your favorite frosting - either fudge or regular chocolate seems the best, in my humble opinion. and Enjoy!

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About 1-2-3 Mayonnaise Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #fudge, #maynnoise