A moist and rich chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe featuring extra velvety chocolate mayonnaise frosting. This cake is loaded with a rich flavor and tasty, moist texture. It is a delicious dessert to bake up anytime of year.
Have you ever had chocolate mayonnaise cake?
No, I am not playing with you!
YES, this is a real thing.
I know my husband and kids were all sorts of shocked and slightly freaked when I told them I was making a chocolate cake out of mayonnaise.
But, in all reality chocolate mayonnaise cake is super moist, and delicious! When you pair it with frosting made out of mayonnaise you really get a rich and decadent chocolate cake!
While these burgers were oh, so good–let’s get on to the good stuff–DESSERT.
Who doesn’t love dessert? I know I love a homemade, from-scratch chocolate cake with homemade frosting.
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Mayonnaise frosting–anyone?
Before you snub the recipe, let me tell you–this is amazing!
I love how moist, easy, and decadent this cake and frosting combo were. Who would have thought that Hellman’s Mayonnaise could help to produce the BEST chocolate cake ever?
For my chocolate mayo cake, I added some fresh cherries on top. You can omit those or add another topping that you fancy. This recipe can also be made into chocolate cupcakes as well.
I love how velvet- like the cake was and the frosting–that tastes just like chocolate ganache!
You can even turn this recipe into rich Devil’s Food Cake tasting cupcakes!
Use this recipe below, but bake them 14-16 minutes. Frost them once they are cooled. Learn more about how to make Mayonnaise Cupcakes on our sister site.
Chocolate Cake & Frosting Made out of Mayonnaise
- Mixing Bowls
- stand mixer
- bundt cake pan
- Measuring Cups & spoons
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ⅔ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
- 3 large eggs
- 1⅔ cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 ⅓ cups water room temperature
- 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a Bundt pan generously with nonstick baking spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda-set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add in mayonnaise at lower speed until blended.
- Alternate adding in the water and flour mixture starting with the flour mixture, and ending with the flour mixture. Combine until there are no more flour streaks.
- Pour batter into the Bundt pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Once done, allow to cool completely before removing from the cake pan.
- In a stand mixer, add all ingredients and whip until well combined and creamy-about 1 minute. Frosting will be thick, creamy and ganache-like.
- Frost cake using a rubber spatula or your favorite frosting tools. Keep this cake refrigerated.
Amy Desrosiers says
Hi, I do not recommend that!
Can you use a box cake mix and add mayonnaise? If so how much?
BE CAREFUL says
PLEASE DO NOT USE TOO MUCH MAYO IN ANYTHING. THEY NOW PUT A VERY BAD CHEMICAL IN IT AND IT WILL KILL YOU.
EDTA IS NOW USED AS A PRESERVATIVE IN STORE BOUGHT MAYO’S AND IT IS ACTUALLY KILLING AMERICANS EVERY DAY.
I now know this because my aunt made a mayo frosting cake and died shortly after.
This was very alarming to us and search for reasons why she just dropped dead.
This was before covid and the vaccine for it.
Found out about edta and the effects it has on us and it’s completely mind blowing that our government would allow this to be deemed as safe.
Be Careful Folks!
Brenda J Edick says
My Aunt use to make this cake and she always made it with mayo and mayo frosting. I haven’t been able to find a really good one since she passed away when I was a teenager and back in the day, they never wrote recipes down. I will be making this today so I will let you know how it turns out. Thank you
Amy Desrosiers says
Hi, mayo just makes it super rich and moist. This particular recipe still requires the eggs because that is how I developed it and it really does work super well. Let me know if you try it out!
J. Schaal says
I thought the whole idea was to not use eggs or oil because that is what mayo in made from. I never used eggs and everyone loved it, So if you’re short on eggs do it without. everything else is the same.
Thank you for sharing this with us. We will have to try it!
Sharon Dufault says
My mother always made a mayonaize cake only she used Miracle Whip. Her recipe was also called a one hundred dollar cake. Here is the recipe I grew up with. 1 cup Miracle Whip, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup water, 2 cups flour, 3 Tablespoons cocoa, 3 teaspoons vanilla, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 2 teaspoons baking powder. a dash of salt. Mix all ingredients together, blend until smooth, pour in 9 by 13 inch cake pan or 2- 8 or 9 inch cake pans and bake at 350 for 30 or 40 minutes. Enjoy
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do you know if miracle whip can be used instead of mayo??
My step mom always made a mayonnaise cake at Christmas time, hers was more a snacking cake, no frosting.but it had chopped dates and walnuts or pecans. It used no eggs or oil. I will be trying this one, not everyone liked the dates or nuts, yes, we have weirdos in our family
Yvonne Gilmore says
Hi Sandie. I read your comment about the chocolate mayonnaise cake and you said you have the original recipe from the jar. Would you please share it with me? That is the one my mother always used and she is no longer here and I can’t find it. I would really appreciate it. I hope this message gets to you.
Thank you so much in advance.
Hi so sorry, it is 2 tablespoons Sandie!
Wasn’t the milk left out of the frosting recipe?
Cake is made. Frosting mixed but not sure about how much milk to add. Maybe start with a couple of tablespoons?
Thanks for your recipe. I have one from the original jar print., but copied yours too.
Hi, thank you so much for letting me know! I need to try that Baconnaise!
Oh my gosh! Both of my comments got posted. I’m sorry, I got mixed up with names. :( I tried to correct it before it posted, but I was obviously unsuccessful.
Thanks, Amy! I actually tried both the cake and the icing with baconnaise. It’s very subtle, but good!
Thanks, Lisa! I actually tried both the cake and the icing with baconnaise. It’s very subtle, but good!
Hi, sorry I updated it!! Thank you
The frosting recipe doesn’t call for mayo… ???
Hi Lisa, so sorry! My plugin deleted it. I have fixed the recipe. Thank you for stopping by!
Where is the recipe for the mayonnaise frosting ?
I haven’t ever had cake frosting made with mayo that I know of. but I have definitely had chocolate cake made with mayo.
Jenn Mitchell says
This is so very interesting to me. I had no idea that you could make frostings or anything dessert related with mayonnaise.
Lisa Joy Thompson says
I love mayonaise. I eat it on tons of food, but I’ve never had it in a cake…or in frosting for that matter. I’d love to try this.
Mama to 6 Blessings says
I am not surprised, I have seen mayonnaise being used more and more lately. My husband uses it on the bread when he makes grilled cheese sandwiches.
Felicita Moncada says
No way! Mayo in cake? That is awesome and now I need to try this recipe! I can only imagine how moist it is!
Such an interesting twist on the recipe. It looks so delicious. The burger looks great too
Claudia Krusch says
Your cake looks amazing! I can’t wait to try your recipe!
My dad’s favorite cake is a mayonnaise cake! He requests it every birthday.
The only chocolate cake my mom would make when we were young was a mayonnaise one. They are so moist. I haven’t tried a mayonnaise frosting before. Something new to try.