CHOCOLATE MAYO CAKE--Lyn*

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Lyn Starr

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@lynstarr

We used to make this cake in the 50's and told the boys that mayonnaise was in it so they wouldn't eat it! It worked until our dad tried it and ooohed and awhhhed...we were busted! LOL

It is now our daughter's birthday cake, and our son's watch out grand kids,,,we may have a new birthday cake favorite in our family. So glad it is EASY to make! LOL

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    cane sugar
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa powder (i use hersery's)
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise (i use store brand not salad dressing)
  • 1 1/2 c
    water, cold
  • LYN* FAMILY SECRET CHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 1 box
    powdered sugar (3 3/4 cups)
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa powder (i use hersery's)
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
    boiling water (little more as needed)

How to Make CHOCOLATE MAYO CAKE--Lyn*

Step-by-Step

  1. Turn on oven to 350 degrees. Butter 9x13" pan. Or Cupcake liners. Or 2 8" round cake pans.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Stir in water and mayonnaise. Beat 3 minutes.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake 25 to 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. CUPCAKES bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean,
  4. FROST with Lyn*'s family secret chocolate frosting. Put all ingredients for the frosting in small mixing bowl; mix until blended adding a Tbsp of boiling water as needed to thin, BEAT well.

    Top with coconut or nuts if desired.

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About CHOCOLATE MAYO CAKE--Lyn*

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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