Mayonnaise Cake (from the 1970's)

Dianne Ward


This is the recipe I used many times when my children were little. Moist, flavorful, and it held together for making cut-up cakes ( let's see, there was Snoopy, A Jupiter-C missile, A big daisy, a witch, and a few others. ....memories!

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3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
1/3 c
cocoa powder, (the brown container with the h)
2 1/4 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 c
mayonnaise, good quality not generic
1 1/2 c
water or coffee
1 1/2 tsp


1Preheat oven to 350f.
2Mix dry ingredients by sifting or stirring well.
3Blend in mayonnaise.
4Gradually, beat in water (or coffee) and vanilla.
5Beat until smooth.
6Grease and flour the pans. Add a waxed paper liner to the bottom.
7Bake in the 350 f. oven for 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes