Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake

    50 minutes

    You might never have thought to add mayonnaise to a chocolate cake but it does a wonderful job of keeping the cake moist and flavourful.

    60 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) water
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 23cm round cake tins.
    2. Sift flour, salt, bicarb soda and cocoa together.
    3. Whisk mayonnaise, white sugar, cold water and vanilla together until mixed thoroughly. Add flour mixture slowly and beat at medium speed of an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.
    4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Ice with your favourite icing.

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    The thought if mayonnaise in a cake. It tested just as nice as any other cake  -  04 Feb 2015


    This cake was amazingly moist for one with no eggs or dairy. It also works well as a vanilla cake...just omit the cocoa powder.  -  02 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I added 1/4 cup mayo and baked this in a bundt pan- It was wonderful!  -  30 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)