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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

This chocolate mayonnaise cake is easy to make and consists of simple ingredients including flour, sugar, and mayo, which combine to create a rich and decadent old-fashioned dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 817kcal


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
  • In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda. Take a whisk and whisk the dry ingredients to remove any lumps.
  • In a medium bowl add the mayonnaise, vanilla and water and using a whisk mix together until smooth.
  • Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir just until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Divide the batter between the two prepared pans.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • Ice with chocolate frosting.



Ice the cake with your preferred frosting, whether that be from scratch or a can of frosting you have on hand.
In need of a simple recipe? Here is one of our favorites:
Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup milk or more if needed
  1. Place the cocoa in a large mixing bowl. Add the melted butter. Using a mixer mix until combined and smooth.
  2. Next add the vanilla, powdered sugar and milk and mix until smooth beating for 2-3 minutes.


Calories: 817kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 991mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 4mg