Mayonnaise Cake (1933) Another Retro…

looks good with a glaze, but I love the cream cheese frosting!

Here’s another Retro Goodie!  My mother always used Miracle Whip instead of mayo, so if that’s your thing, do it.  I know there are a lot of “Purest’s” out there who are shocked at the thought of anything but true, Best Foods Mayonnaise.  So do your own thing!  It’s just a cake!


1 1/2 cups Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

3/4 cup Hershey’s Unsweetened cocoa

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. soda

1 cup water

Mix all above (there were no fancy steps in this.  Just dump it all in a bowl and mix).  It’s a very “sturdy” dense cake.   put into a 9″ cake pan and bake about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  You can sprinkle powdered sugar over, or glaze it, or make the following ooey-gooey frosting:

Cream cheese frosting.  Mix together:  1 8 oz. cream cheese, 1 lb. powdered sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1 tsp. vanilla, dash salt, and then add 2 Tbs. milk.  Mix till a smooth frosting.  Great!  Ask Me How I Know….




4 thoughts on “Mayonnaise Cake (1933) Another Retro…

  1. The taste of miracle whip and mayo are completely different. Have you tried it with both. I grew up on miracle whip and oleo, so took me years to like butter and mayo. Now that’s my preference.


  2. Cheyrl…thinking of trying this Mayo cake. What kind of pan and oven temperature and baking time do you suggest? Merry Christmas!


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