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…”
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.
Me too. But Miracle whip actually gives it a tang that I just loved!
One of the favorite cakes mom made – with a burnt sugar frosting!
Cheyrl…thinking of trying this Mayo cake. What kind of pan and oven temperature and baking time do you suggest? Merry Christmas!