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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake #2

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Flour
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1/2 c Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 c Ice water plus
  • 2 tb Ice water; about
  • 2 ts Real vanilla extract; or
  • -more
  • 1 c Real mayonnaise


1/2 Stick butter
1 lb Powdered sugar
1 ds Salt
1/2 c Cocoa (optional)
2 tb Milk; or more, as necessart
1 ts Vanilla; or more

Frost with canned frosting or homemade butter frosting: Cream butter, 1/2
sugar, and salt. Add cocoa and 1 tbsp milk. Cream. Add sugar and milk
til the consistency is right and then beat at mixer's highest speed. Frost
cake immediately.

Note: This is a traditional family recipe. I think my grandma got it off
of a Hellman's label forty years ago. It is very dark, very rich, and
requires *lots* of milk and/or ice cream to wash it down.

It is a fragile cake, and so doesn't lend well to layers (it's possible,
but you must be very careful). We usually make it in a 9x13x2 pan and frost
it in the pan so that it's easy to transport to family gatherings.

It is also a very easy cake; you can make it in one bowl with a wooden
spoon. Be sure to use real mayonnaise (not light) and cold water so that
the mayonnaise doesn't separate. The mayonnaise is the shortening and the

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