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Aunt Joann's Delicious Mayo Cake





1 cup sugar
1 cup mayonaise
5 tbsp. cocoa
1 cup warm water
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda


Preheat oven to 350°F (325°F if using a glass dish). Grease a rectangular cake pan. If you use a pan where you want to remove the cake before serving (like a bundt pan or 2 round pans), be sure to flour the pan as well as grease it.

Mix the sugar and cocoa in a large bowl. Add mayonaise and vanilla and beat until combined. Alternate 1/2 of the water and 1/2 of the flour, beating well after each addition. Add baking soda last and whip on high to make batter fluffy.

Pour into prepared pan and bake approximately 30 minutes.

Author's Comments

Don't let the idea of mayo in a cake turn you off. This cake is VERY moist and delicious.

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3 Recipe Reviews


vicky reviewed Aunt Joann's Delicious Mayo Cake on March 10, 2004

I'm so excited to find this recipe!! When I was a kid, I first made this at my older cousin's farmhouse... The mayonaisse made me question whether I would like it, but as those of you who have made this know, it is so delicious!!
I'm visiting my grown daughter now, and we've been craving some of this cake. It's great to hop on the internet and find just what you want! Gotta go, we're gonna bake a cake now! Thanks so much! {ps: we always love to sprinkle confectioner's sugar over the top before serving.}

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Carla Bravo reviewed Aunt Joann's Delicious Mayo Cake on May 15, 2004

This is a fabulous cake! It tastes wonderful, is moist and beautiful to the eye! So often I have made boxed cakes and they have bubbles inside or on top but not with this recipe. It's texture is smooth and even, making it easy to frost. You will be proud to serve it to your family and guests! I only wish I could find a similar recipe for a vanilla cake.


Ellie reviewed Aunt Joann's Delicious Mayo Cake on June 14, 2004

Do you use Miracle Whip or real mayonaise?