Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mayonnaise Cake

My nephew like riding his bike, Thomas the Train, and chocolate "pake".  So, when one loves chocolate cake as much as he does, it is imperative that your birthday cake is chocolate cake.

This cake is a supremely moist, rich, chocolate cake where the eggs and oil are packaged together as mayonnaise.  No creaming, no whipping.  You make each layer in one bowl, no muss, no fuss.  It is one of our family's favorites, my grandma used to make it all the time when we were growing up.

Mayonnaise Cake

From: Bette Roland

makes 1- 8 inch round or square cake

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
  • 1 cup boiling water

Dump ingredients into bowl in the order listed above (or they will clump).  Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.  Pour into a greased 8 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

This recipe does not double very well.  For a double layer cake (like the cake above), make the batter in two batches.   Frost as desired.  I used my go-to chocolate frosting.

Decorate as desired.  And when you're three, your desire is lots of frosting "snakes" and sprinkles.

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