Dense, moist chocolate cake. Not overpoweringly chocolate, so it goes great with chocolate filling and frosting.


2 C. flour
2/3 C. unsweetened cocoa
1 and 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 and 2/3 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. Mayo
1 and 1/3 C. water


Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease and flour bottoms of 2 (9×11/2″) round cake pans.
In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In large bowl with mixer at high speed, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
Reduce speed to low; beat in mayo until blended.
Add flour mixture in 4 additions alternately with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Pour into prepared pans.
Bake 30-35 minuntes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes.
Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.
Fill and frost as desired.

Makes one 9″ layer cake.


CakesandKisses Says... 2009-10-31 10:49:07

This will be my first time making a choc cake from scratch. Is their a paticular mayo that you used for this reciepe? What about the flour, is it all purpose flour? Any tips for me? Thanks

SugarRock Says... 2009-11-09 06:20:00

This is my family's favourite cake- I have always used Miracle Whip for the mayo and use all purpose flour.

kjskid Says... 2009-12-24 16:44:27

I used mayo (not miracle whip) and all purpose flour.

Aplatel87 Says... 2010-02-20 20:02:38

I am so afraid that the taste of the mayo will come through. Can you actually taste it?

Marci Says... 2010-03-16 14:16:21

Mayo is made from egg yolk and oil blended together. Those are both very standard items for a cake recipe.

iluvpeeks Says... 2010-06-17 18:15:48

This cake is absolutely delicious. Very moist, but sturdy enough to stack. I have also made cupcakes with this recipe. Real nice chocolate taste. Will be my go to chocolate cake recipe.

LeighinTurkey Says... 2010-06-27 12:57:45

I made this for a birthday cake. I used one and a half quantities to make 3 layers since two layers didnt rise enough in my opinion. The cake was moist and stacked well. On tasting, I thought the cake had too much cocoa powder in it. I asked 4 other people's opinions and they said they thought it was too rich, and could only eat half a slice (I used minimal filling & frosting). The kids didnt like it. I will keep on looking for a great chocolate cake recipe.

lovecake987 Says... 2011-01-20 20:13:07

I made this receipe as is and thought it was a bit stiff... I just remade it and replace the water by milk and it is a lot better! Very good!

CrazyMommy05 Says... 2011-05-28 14:41:42

This is the easiest and best cake ever.. sprinkle a little powdered sugar on it and its a quick dessert!

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