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

How to Make Mayonnaise Cake (from the 1970's)


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

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About Mayonnaise Cake (from the 1970's)

Course/Dish: Cakes

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