Revised, Healthy Mayonaise Cake

cindy sandberg


Remember the old fashioned mayonaise cake? It was a staple in our house when I was growing up. I like to take classic recipes and "healthy them up" a bit for my family. Not too long ago I tackled the mayo cake. It turned out really good, although different from the original. It is more like a moist, rich brownie. Really good! It's whole grain(oats are heart healthy!) and lower in refined sugar than the original. I use the mayo with olive oil because I try to use the "good fats" when possible, but if you want to make it low fat, you can use light mayo.

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10 Min
30 Min


2 c
oat flour(grind oats in blender or food processor)-you can also use white whole wheat flour, or a blend of oat, whole wheat and all purpose.
1/2 c
sugar( i use turbinado or demerra rather than refined sugar)
1/2 c
2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1 c
mayo(not miracle whip)-i use the olive oil mayo(can also use yogurt)
1/2 c
1 tsp
1 c
1/2 c
dark chocolate chips(i like the ghirardelli 60% cocoa chips)


1Preheat oven to 350F
2Whisk together the flour(s), sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
3Add the mayo, honey, vanilla and water. Beat well until smooth.
4Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30-35 min.
5Scatter chocolate chips on top and return to the oven for 30 seconds to a min., just until chips are softened. Run a spatula over the surface of the cake, swirling the chips.
6If desired(and I usually desire!)-serve with real whipped cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy