RECIPE: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

pink_warm_mama_1July 26, 2008

Has anyone ever heard of this cake?

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It was one of those things people made during WW II when fats were rationed. It was used as a substitute for Crisco or butter or margerine. During that period, people didn't bake much because butter, sugar margerine, crisco lard were all rationed. So people made do. This cake uses chocolate to hide the mayonaise, there is another recipe for a spice cake.
It's one of those recipes best forgotten, it was made when the proper ingredients weren't to be had....not because it tastes best it's not too bad....better than no birthday cake at all!
Linda C

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 4:35PM
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I tasted one a few years ago & it was really moist and good. I didn't get the recipe, though.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 7:31PM
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One of my Aunts used to make this for us and we loved it.
I still make it from time to time when I need a 9x13" cake but since there are only the two of us now, I make one that one of my patients gave me a number of years ago and it is a nice 8x8" cake.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 8:02PM
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It's my daughter's favorite cake and she asked for it every birthday (with 7-minute frosting). In fact, I made cupcakes with caramel icing at Thanksgiving.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 11:10AM
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Anyone have a recipe they care to share? Thank you.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2008 at 1:20PM
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Here's the recipe I use for a 2 layer or 9x13" pan.
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
2c all purpose flour
1 1/2c sugar
2/3c unsweetened cocoa
2 1/4c baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2c mayonnaise
1 1/2c water
2 tsp vanilla
Grease pan and sift together dry ingredients. Stir in mayo and slowly stir in water and vanilla until smooth and well blended.Pour into pan and bake in 350° preheated oven for about 35 minutes or til tests done.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2008 at 8:42AM
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I am looking for a receipe for chocolate mayonnaise cake.
It had cocoa and blackberry preserves in it. Frosting was a cooked caramel frosting.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 2:40PM
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