I grabbed this off about 10 years ago - mainly out of curiosity that anyone would think to use mayonnaise as a cake-making ingredient. I have to tell you that the results are stunning - a very moist, rich and chocolatey cake that everyone wants more of!


  • 2 cups SR flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 4 heaped tablespoons cocoa

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (not to be confused with 'salad dressing!)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


  • 1.

    In large mixing bowl sift together (or just mix well) dry ingredients.

  • 2.

    Add wet ingredients. Mix until smooth (about 2 minutes).

  • 3.

    Pour into greased and floured pan (8"x8", 9"x9", or tube pan.

  • 4.

    Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes. Use toothpick test.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 335kj
  • Fat Total 18g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 40g
  • Sugar 20g
  • Sodium 387mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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