Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Easy Cocoa Frosting


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Because it's so moist, this cake keeps longer than most.

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8 servings


  • 2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 C. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 C. cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbs. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 C. mayonnaise
  • 1 C. cold strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 C. confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 C. cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbs. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 C. heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

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To make the cake, position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 13-by- 9-inch baking pan. Dust the inside with flour and tap out the excess flour. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and make a well in the center. In another bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, coffee, and vanilla. Pour into the well. Mix with an electric mixer on low speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, just until the batter is smooth; do not overbeat. Pour the batter into the pan and smooth the top. Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire cake rack and cool completely.

To make the frosting, sift the confectioners' sugar and cocoa onto a piece of waxed paper. Beat the butter with an electric mixer in a medium bowl on low speed. Using the waxed paper as a funnel, gradually add the sugar-cocoa mixture, alternating with the heavy cream, and beat until smooth. You may use more or less cream to reach the desired consistency. Beat in the vanilla.

Spread the frosting over the top of the cake. Cut into squares to serve. (The cake will keep for up to 3 days, covered tightly with plastic wrap and stored at room temperature.)

Yield: 12 servings

From: "Jeff Nathan's Family Suppers" by Jeff Nathan

Reviews (1)

  • Many year ago I made Chocolate mayonnaise cakes and they are so moist and good you don't even need any icing if you choose not to use it.

    Flag as inappropriate Beverly1947  |  September 17, 2008

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