Mayonnaise Cake (1933) Another Retro…

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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!

MAYONNAISE 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.

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  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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