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Original Best Foods Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

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serves/makes:   10

recipe id: 2874

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2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mayonnaise
1 1/3 cup water


Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. Combine first four ingredients, set aside.

In another bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla at high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. On low speed, beat in mayonnaise until smooth.

Add flour mixture and water to mayonnaise mixture alternately in four additions, ending with the flour mixture.

Pour into pans and bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool ten minutes in pans before turning out to cool completely. Frost as desired.

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414 calories, 21 grams fat, 56 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein per serving.
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how can i get the original recipe to this cake anyone have it??? please help!!!

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Member since: April 20, 2008
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This is the first mayonnaise cake I've tried but I'm sold! I can't believe how good it was! I'm going to make another one soon.

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I have made this recipe many times - always a winner. Very moist and tasty!

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We have made this in my family for many years. We also use regular Miracle Whip and 1 tsp vanilla.
This cake is so easy to make and very tasty.

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I did not make the cake as indicated in this recipe, but the $100 cake has been a favorite in our family and extended family for over 50 years.
The differences are as follows:
-We use regular Miracle Whip instead of light
-Use cold coffee (brewed or instant) instead of water
-Increase vanilla to 1 teaspoon

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We have a recipe from an older magazine that is the same with the exception that it calls for 4 eggs. This cake turns out noticeably richer than the 3 egg version.

Guest at CDKitchen.com
Nov 29, 2007

Does anyone out there have the original Mayonnaise Cake recipe? I keep trying to duplicate my grandmother's recipe (which has been lost) but I can't do it!
Thanks so much

Guest at CDKitchen.com
Aug 24, 2007

Yes, the orginal Best Foods Chocolate Mayo cake is very good. I called Best Foods to see how the texture was compared to the original recipe w/o eggs and they advised me to make it and determine that myself. I'll just stick with my 40 year old recipe...it works!

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BEST Choc Cake EVER!!!

TRY IT, do yourself a Favor!

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This recipe is not only easy to prepare it is absolutely delicious!!