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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: A creamy, moist chocolate cake that’s made with mayonnaise! Then, frosted with delicious buttercream frosting to make it even better.

Chocolate cake.Is there any better way to start the week? I’m thinkin’…no.

Chocolate cake that has a kinda unusual ingredient. Mayonnaise. Now, wait. It’s not really that odd. Let’s look at this way…what is your basic ingredients of mayo? Oil and egg. What is your basic ingredients of cake?  Oil and egg. See..not so odd.

This is just a pretty basic cake recipe with the added mayonnaise. However, you do not taste any mayo. At all.

It’s very moist, light, and has just the right amount of chocolate flavor. I topped mine off with some amazingly delicious chocolate buttercream frosting and it made it even better! Sooo very good. 😋

Be sure to serve this Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with a nice, cold glass of milk!

CHOCOLATE MAYONNAISE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING from Table for Seven
Yield: Serves: 10

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
A creamy, moist, chocolate cake that’s made with mayonnaise! Frosted with a delicious chocolate buttercream frosting to make it even better.

Ingredients

FOR CAKE:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 1/3 cup hot water

FOR FROSTING:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup half/half

Instructions

FOR CAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two- 9 inch round cake pans
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add in mayonnaise.
  4. Gradually add in flour/coca mixture and hot water. Alternate between the two,beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  5. Pour evenly into pans.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.Let cakes cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pans.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.

FOR FROSTING: 

  1. Beat butter and vanilla until creamy. On low speed, gradually add in cocoa powder and sugar.
  2. Add in half/half until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Frost on cooled cake.

Notes

  • You can also use a 9 x 13 baking dish. Increase your baking time to 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Prep time includes cooling time.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 782Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 480mgCarbohydrates: 105gFiber: 3gSugar: 77gProtein: 8g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Hector

Monday 13th of April 2020

I've got a near-identical recipe from my food and nutrition classes back in the day. Real back in the day. The more things change...! Both are hands down two of the moistest, chocolatiest I've ever had. And a cinch to pull together. Total keepers Btw, no mayonnaise no probs. Sour cream also does the job.

Jasmine

Thursday 18th of July 2019

Very good cake, moist and delicious, not to mention super easy. I bake a lot, this is a keeper.

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