Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake


So easy your husband can make it! We found similar recipes on several sites on the web but we believe it originated from makers of Hellman's (Best Foods) mayonnaise. The cake is moist and quite flavorful.

My husband whipped this cake up on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I think that speaks volumes about the ease of the recipe given as a rule, he does not cook. I get to take credit for the frosting–well I suppose Hershey's gets the recipe credit but I made it happen.

The Frosting
As chocolate lovers we elected to frost the cake using the recipe from the Hershey's Cocoa can. The recipe is simple and produces a smooth, rich, chocolate frosting. We also added a top garnish of crispy cocoa nibs. I love the dark chocolate flavor and crunchy texture.
Recipe By: Adapted from Hellman's (Best Foods) and Hershey's
  • Prep20 min |
  • Total55 min |
  • Serves 10



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease & flour bottoms of 2- 9" round cake pans. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, soda & powder, set aside.

In a large bowl with mixer at high speed, beat eggs, sugar & vanilla, scraping sides of bowl occasionally, for 3 minutes or until smooth & creamy. Reduce speed to low; beat in mayonnaise till well blended. Add flour mixture in 4 additions alternately with water, beginning & ending with flour mixture.

Pour into prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.

Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes.

Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, mixing between additions. Use more milk if needed (we did not need any additional milk). Add vanilla and blend in well.

Frost cake adding about 1/3 frosting between layers and the rest to cover top and sides of cake.
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