Craving that old fashioned chocolate mayonnaise cake? This is the recipe my grandma used to make. Moist, rich chocolate cake topped with a chocolate whipped cream frosting. Mayonnaise cake is such an incredible homemade chocolate cake recipe.
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
My grandmother made this Hellmans chocolate mayonnaise cake. So I wanted to bring you a traditional cake that is so simple to make. I paired with a chocolate frosting I made with cool whip.
How To Make Grandma’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Step 1: Start by adding your dry ingredients into a bowl and mix until combined. Set your medium bowl combined with flour and other dry ingerdients to the side.
Step 2: Then in a bowl, you will add all your wet ingredients except water. Mix until it becomes creamy. Mix in the Mayonnaise.
Step 3: Now alternate adding water and dry ingredients mixing a little at a time. End with adding dry ingredients into the cake mixture.
Step 4: Lightly grease and lightly flour your cake pan and pour the cake batter into the pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake until the cake is fully cooked.
Use a toothpick to insert into the cake to see if it comes out clean with no cake batter on it. When it does place cake pan on cooling rack to cool completely.
Step 5: Once your cake is cooled, work on the chocolate whipped cream frosting. Mix in a bowl with an electric mixer or spatula or whisk until light and fluffy.
Spread onto cake evenly, and serve up this incredible dessert.
Can I Substitute Miracle Whip For A Mayonnaise Cake Recipe
I have never used Miracle Whip to make this cake recipe. So I can’t say it would fully work in terms of flavor. Miracle Whip tends to have a sweeter and spice filled flavor compared to mayo.
You are welcome to try it and see how it works for you.
Storing Leftover Cake
Because of the whipped cream frosting you will want to store the cake in the fridge. Just place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for around 5 days.
You can eat it cold straight from the fridge. Or opt to warm it up at room temperature and eat it that way as well.
What Other Frosting Can I Use To Replace For Cake
You are more than welcome to use any frosting you would like. Feel free to use a canned frosting, homemade buttercream, or even a chocolate ganache frosting!
This chocolate cake is so good, it legit pairs perfectly with every single frosting you have tried.
Interested In Even More Dessert Recipes To Try
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Have you ever made a chocolate mayonnaise cake before?
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2/3 Cup unsweetened Coco Powder ( I used Dark)
- 1 1/4 TSP Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup Hellman's mayonnaise
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 1 2/3 cups sugar
Chocolate Cool Whip Frosting
- 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
- 1 1/4 Cup powdered sugar
- 1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a small bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa.
- In a large bowl mix together sugar, eggs, and vanilla on high speed for 3-4 minutes until light and creamy.
- Add in mayonnaise to the egg and sugar mixture Continue blending on low speed
- Begin adding in flour mixture and alternate with water. Make sure you add the flour last.
- Grease a 9x13" baking pan.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove and allow to cool about 1 hour.
- Top with your favorite frosting or use the cool whip topping below.
Directions for Cool Whip Topping:
- Using an electric mixer
- Add, cream, cocoa, sugar, and vanilla
- Beat at a high speed for about 5 minutes or until forms a peak.
- Spread over your cake
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 6g