Old Fashion Chocolate Mayo Cake

Cynthia Rivers Martinez


This a very moist, chocolate,rich goodness. I adopted this recipe from Barbara McNeil of NW FL and also my mother. I tweaked the two recipes and made an adaptation of an oldie but goldie.


★★★★★ 6 votes

10 Min
45 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 stick
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 c
    pecans (optional)

How to Make Old Fashion Chocolate Mayo Cake


  1. Sift dry ingredients together. Mix mayo and sugar. Alternate mixing mayo mix, dry ingredients and water til blended well. Then add vanilla and mix well. Pour into 9x13 greased sheet pan. Bake until toothpick comes clean. Bake @ 350 for 15-20 min or when the toothpick comes out clean. Determine by your oven.
  2. While cooling mix your topping. In small boiler add sugar, evap. milk, cocoa and butter. Boil, stirring costantly, for 3 min. Then add vanilla and pinch of salt--mix well. Add nuts if you choose.
  3. With butter knife make poke holes in cake to absorb topping. Pour topping into center of cake spreading all over and over the edges. Let sit till cools. Eat!

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About Old Fashion Chocolate Mayo Cake

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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