How to make it

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda.
  • Add water, mayonnaise and vanilla; beat at medium speed until thoroughtly combined.
  • Pour into a greased 9-inch. square or 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • Cool completely.
  • For frosting, melt butter in a saucepan.
  • Stir in brown sugar; cook and stir until bubbly.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in milk.
  • Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat by hand until frosting is of spreading consistency.
  • Immediately frost cake.
  • Yield: 9-12 servings.
  • Editor's Note: Light or low-fat mayonnaise should not be substituted for regular mayonnaise in this recipe.

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  • seafoodlover 5 years ago
    Sounds so crazy, I must try it!
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    cholena ate it and said...
    I have tried using mayo in the cakes and the result is a super moist cake : )
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  • dollhead 5 years ago
    Mmmmm-sounds great-especially that frosting!
    5 forks!
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    5

    Pete
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    This cake is so good & moist. I couldn't believe when I had it for the first time that mayo was in it. It is yummy!!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great tasty recipe thanks bunches.
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    " It was excellent "
    cookinggood ate it and said...
    My Mom used to make a similar cake! Great recipe. Gets my 5.
    Ferri
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    " It was excellent "
    chell_chell ate it and said...
    hi blueeyes68k thank you for the request i would love to be your cooking buddy, i haven't submitted any recipes lately but i plan on getting on it within the week,the chocolate cake recipe looks yummy and i bet it is really moist,i have looked through the taste of home magazine and they have wonderful looking dishes anyway thanks again and take care, chell chell
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