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)


  • 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.

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About Mayonnaise Cake (from the 1970's)

Course/Dish: Cakes