Saturday, June 7, 2008



2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs
1-2/3 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1-1/3 cups water
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans*; set aside.
2. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder; set aside.
3. In large bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise at low speed until blended. Alternately beat in flour mixture with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Pour into prepared pans.
4. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. On wire racks, cool 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely. Frost, if desired, or sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
*Or, prepare cake mix as above in 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.
The Results:
The best chocolate cake. The mayo made the chocolate cake nice and moist and the frosting went perfectly with it. I put the frosting in the middle of the cake and some chopped up strawberries. On top of the cake after I frosted it I put toasted coconut. I just barely toasted it and stuff it on around the cake. You can really put whatever you want on the cake. It would have been good with just the frosting. I don't think you could really go wrong with this cake. YUMMY!


Kevin said...

That cake looks good! Using mayonnaise in a chocolate cake sounds really interesting. I will have to try it.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hmmm, the cake looks yummy - moist and soft! great job!! :-)

Pegz said...

Hello my name is Peggy,
I made this cake today ...... all i have to say is OMG !!!! DELICIOUS, I cant wait for the kids to get back from school ..... they are gonna love it too. Thank you for the recipe ..... The mayonnaise did it :) And may god bless you and your family during this holiday season !!!!!

Anonymous said...

My mom made this cake for me as alittle girll...i am fifty now...its still good.

Anonymous said...

I have the original Hershey's mayo chocolate cake receipe and it does not call for eggs cuz ther are eggs and oil in the mayo. I am down in Atenas Costa Rica and got stuck with my receipe but saw the eggs. I called my daugter and she said no additional eggs. What do the extra eggs do?? JM

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - I looked up other recipes for this cake and a lot do not have the eggs. I haven't tried it without the eggs. I think it made my cake fluffy. I got the recipe from Hellmans mayonnaise website.

Kittenmommy said...

Is this the same recipe that was printed on the side of Hershey's Cocoa cans back in the '80s? I've been looking everywhere for that recipe, and while this sounds familiar, I'm not sure.