mayonnaise chocolate cake

This morning I opened a new jar of mayonnaise and it reminded me of two things we really enjoy eating. Chocolate and Cake!

So…since this weekend is Mother’s Day – and since I’m a mother, without a celebration, unless I make my own – I decided to indulge my sweet tooth and make this old fashioned Chocolate Cake.

And, since the mayo was already open and there was blue cheese in the fridge, along with some cottage cheese that needed using, I finished the cooking off with a batch of the famous Yeager Blue Cheese Dressing.  Yum!  Yum, yum! The recipe for the Dressing is HERE

The recipe for the Chocolate Mayo Cake is so simple it’s ridiculous. The cake is so dense and dark it’s almost sinful.  So what are you waiting for?

Preheat your oven to 375° F.

Measure the following ingredients into your mixer bowl:

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix all together and add:

1 cup warm water
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon good vanilla extract

Allow the mixer to run on low while you grease a bundt pan thoroughly

Pour in the batter and bake for 30 to 45 minutes.  Oven temps and altitudes vary, so watch your cake closely.  When a bamboo skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean – it’s done.

Be sure to allow the cake to cool completely before you try turning it out of  the pan.  The first time I baked this, I got in a hurry and didn’t let it cool long enough so the top stuck in the pan.  It still tasted good, but always the perfectionist, I sure didn’t like the way it looked.

You can frost it if you want.  I just dusted it with powder sugar and served with a big scoop of ice cream.  So good!   As Granny Trace (who shared this old recipe) says, “Not only do I love old things but old recipes.”  Thanks Trace.

P.S.  Did you notice, in the second picture up there,  we found a “purple toaster” to match our “purple mixer”?  Couldn’t believe how perfectly these two favorites complete our kitchen.  I think I told you before D found the mixer a year or so ago, and I’ve never seen another one in that exact same shade.  It wouldn’t surprise me if the Oster Toaster turned out to be a special (just for D & e) issue model…never to be seen again.  We’re blessed like that.

Hope you’re blessed too.  Have a Happy Mother’s Day, ya’ll.

see ya soon