Grandma’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is a moist chocolate cake in a 9×13 pan with chocolate buttercream frosting. One of my favorite recipes from Grandma!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is a moist chocolate cake in a 9x13 pan with chocolate buttercream frosting. One of my favorite recipes from Grandma! #chocolatemayonnaisecake #chocolatecake #sheetcakerecipes #chocolatecakefromscratch www.savoryexperiments.comChocolate Mayonnaise Cake is sometimes touted as “cake without eggs,” which I find to be hilarious. Mayonnaise made with eggs. It’s primary ingredient is egg. This cake is made with eggs, just in a different form.

But wait until you hear about my mistake. While making the video for this amazingly moist chocolate cake, I accidentally added two eggs. I guess I’m so accustomed to cake needing eggs that I didn’t even think about and in they went! The good news is that it didn’t screw up the cake at all. It was still light, fluffy and perfectly soft, just a sat a little higher. Ha!

As a child I hated mayonnaise. Despised it. I would get SO upset if accidentally came on my food. So imagine my surprise when I caught a glimpse of my most beloved cake being made and it contained, gasp, mayonnaise!!!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is a moist chocolate cake in a 9x13 pan with chocolate buttercream frosting. One of my favorite recipes from Grandma! #chocolatemayonnaisecake #chocolatecake #sheetcakerecipes #chocolatecakefromscratch www.savoryexperiments.com For whatever reason, it was years until I had it again. Seeing an article on nostalgic recipes jogged my memory, so I requested the recipe from my mother.

Only seven simple ingredients make a splendid basic chocolate cake. A sheet cake made in a 9×13 pan. No messing around with parchment paper, spring form pans and leveling layers. Just an easy cake made with ingredients you probably already have.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is a moist chocolate cake in a 9x13 pan with chocolate buttercream frosting. One of my favorite recipes from Grandma! #chocolatemayonnaisecake #chocolatecake #sheetcakerecipes #chocolatecakefromscratch www.savoryexperiments.com Use whatever frosting you prefer on chocolate cake. My favorite is chocolate on chocolate, just a basic Chocolate Buttercream.

I’m finally posting Grandma’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake along with several other bloggers sharing their favorite recipes from Grandma’s recipe box. Make sure you scroll on down to see them all!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is a moist chocolate cake in a 9x13 pan with chocolate buttercream frosting. One of my favorite recipes from Grandma! #chocolatemayonnaisecake #chocolatecake #sheetcakerecipes #chocolatecakefromscratch www.savoryexperiments.com Tools for making chocolate cake from scratch:

  • 9 x 13 Glass Baking Dish– an absolute essential for any kitchen! Use it for baking, marinating or storing. Get one with a lid, you’ll thank me later.
  • Stand Mixer– I lived for years without one and I can tell you with 100% confidence that life with one is easier and it is worth the investment.
  • Sifter– Sifting makes all of your baked goods smooth and fluffy. No more lumps! I prefer a hand crank so I can switch directions and get more sifted through faster.

If you like easy cake recipes, check these out:

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is a moist chocolate cake in a 9x13 pan with chocolate buttercream frosting. One of my favorite recipes from Grandma! #chocolatemayonnaisecake #chocolatecake #sheetcakerecipes #chocolatecakefromscratch www.savoryexperiments.com
Grandma's Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is a moist chocolate cake in a 9x13 pan with chocolate buttercream frosting. One of my favorite recipes from Grandma!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 204 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs , optional (read above)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Best Chocolate Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Sift or whisk together flour, baking soda and cocoa powder. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together water, sugar, mayonnaise, eggs (optional) and vanilla.

  4. Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing while you add them.
  6. Pour into prepared 9x13 baking dish.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test. Allow to cool completely.
  8. Frost with Best Chocolate Frosting.
Nutrition Facts
Grandma's Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 227mg 9%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is a moist chocolate cake in a 9x13 pan with chocolate buttercream frosting. One of my favorite recipes from Grandma! #chocolatemayonnaisecake #chocolatecake #sheetcakerecipes #chocolatecakefromscratch www.savoryexperiments.com

Comments

Sheena

I need this cake in my life! Looks so perfect!

Nancy Figger

Your chocolate mayo cake sounds delicious. Are you willing to email your chocolate buttercream frosting recipe to me? Thank you so much!

Lori Vachon

I have a hard time passing up homemade chocolate cake, so I’ll take one BIG piece please!

Lovefoodies

Grandma’s ALWAYS have the best recipes in the whole world!

debi at Life Currents

This cake looks amazingly moist and delicious. I will be making it soon. Thanks for the recipe.

Linda Wiseman

A good chocolate cake recipe is always a winner! I need to make this for my husband ASAP because he loves chocolate!

2pots2cook

Hooked ! Glad to find you and this recipe ! Thank you so much !

Allison Mattina

I haven’t had a cake like this in forever. It definitely brings back memories and the cool nights at the end of summer.

Nicky Corbishley

I love recipes that are passed down through generations, there is something so special about them and the memories they evoke. Love the simplicity of this amazingly looking moist cake.

Chichi

I have heard quite a lot about mayonnaise in cake. Yet to give it a try. Looks like I would soon. Thanks .

Erin @ Suburban Simplicity

I bet the mayonnaise makes these super moist and delicious! Spring is a great time for chocolate cake so the perfect time to try this recipe!

Amy Nash

Yummy! Any recipe that is a favorite from grandma is okay by me! I actually have always loved mayonnaise and using it in recipes because it adds such great flavor and texture qualities.

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