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grandma baldwin's mayonnaise cake/pudding frosting

(12 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
April Alvarez
Dunedin, FL

My grandmother Baldwin would make this every week 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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(12 ratings)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grandma baldwin's mayonnaise cake/pudding frosting

  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    baking cocoa (powerded)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 c
    regular sugar
  • 2 c
    mayonnaise (any brand)
  • 3 c
    cold water
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    regular sugar
  • 6 Tbsp
    baking cocoa (powdered)
  • 2 c
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    crisco shortening
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make grandma baldwin's mayonnaise cake/pudding frosting

  • 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.

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