Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hellmann's or best foods real mayonnaise
  • 1 1/3 cups water
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    1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans*; set aside. 2. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder; set aside. 3. In large bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise at low speed until blended. Alternately beat in flour mixture with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour into prepared pans. 4. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. On wire racks, cool 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely. Frost, if desired, or sprinkle with confectioners sugar. *Or, prepare cake mix as above in 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium22% DV520mg
    Fat65% DV42g
    Protein10% DV5g
    Carbs16% DV47g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories570Calories from Fat380
    Total Fat42g65%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat380
    Total Carbohydrate47g16%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    A. 4 months ago
    The cake was moist. I made the cake with alkaline water and organic cocoa powder. I believe what ingredients you use makes a difference. I would make it again. 😊
    Gustafson 6 months ago
    not as moist as i would have liked it to be, considering the amount of mayo.... oh well not bad
    turned out well, i made no changes
    Law 2 years ago
    Awesome Recipe... Chocolate Buttercream is awesome with this. Very Chocolatey and Moist!
    Dee R. 2 years ago
    very tasty, however, I had to add more time to bake the cake.
    Glenda C. 3 years ago
    I thought when you used mayo in a cake recipe that you wouldn't need eggs as well. Wonder if it would work to substitute chia seeds, 1 tbsp. plus 3 tbsp. water,. equivalent for each egg called for if this would work, as I have substituted chia seeds or flax seeds in other cake recipes with good results.
    Ellie Brooks 4 years ago
    This cake was super moist and delicious! In fact, I'm about to make it again. I paired it with a chocolate cream cheese frosting that had a touch of cinnamon; perfection!
    Gillian H. 4 years ago
    Well it's in the oven now so in about 20minutes I'll know but it's a quick and easy recipe without the fat*** cake is out of the oven and it looks great!