Friday, February 26, 2010

Fabulous Food Friday!

Good morning all! Well, we've made it to Friday ~ FINALLY!!!! In light of the tough week I've had, I've decided I need something chocolate this weekend. I have this wonderful recipe for a chocolate cake made with mayonnaise! I know, I know, doesn't really sound all that appetizing, does it? Well, let me just tell ya, this is one of the most moist, delicious cakes I've ever put into my mouth! Give it a try ~ you won't believe how good it is!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. baking soda

Combine all ingredients and pour into 13 X 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

How simple is that?? For frosting, I just use whatever canned frosting I have on hand. Homemade frosting is good too! You can dress this up with sprinkles or other candies to match whatever theme you want. This is soooo good, but a word of warning, if you want your teenager to eat it, don't tell him or her that there is mayo in it! My son ate the heck out of this until I told him about the mayo. Then he wouldn't touch it! Oh well, that just meant more cake for me!! I'm linking this to Colleen's Recipe Swap over at And Baby Makes Five. Click here to check out all the wonderful recipes!

We are in the grip of another severe winter storm today. The wind is howling and snow is blowing everywhere! We are actually under blizzard conditions, or so the weatherman says. It looks like another weekend cooped up here at home. The kid is off this morning on a school trip to Richmond to compete in a scholastic bowl state competition. He is a math whiz and I am so proud of him! I worry for their travel safety in this weather but I just have to trust in God to keep him safe. They will be back late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. If you have any extra prayers, please throw them his way.

Well, that's about all I have for today. Gotta get off here and get ready for work. I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday!

Until next time. . .



  1. Hi Donna, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and entering the give away! I'll keep your son and classmates in my prayer that they have a safe trip. That cake looks delicious!

  2. Donna~ Keeping your son in my prayers for a safe trip and HAHA....mine is the SAME way, he won't eat mayo (unless he doesn't know it's in something;)

  3. I might have to try that cake! My grandmother used to make one with mayo too and it does make a very moist cake. Have a great weekend and I will pray for your sons safety!

  4. G'morn, Donna ~ There ya go! A big chunk of cake to celebrate FRIDAY!

    Hope your son has a wonderful trip.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

  5. This cake looks soo good! I've heard about making a cake with mayo, but haven't tried making one yet. I just might have to try making your recipe while here at my daughter's home. We both have chocolate cravings in the evenings, and this cake would be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I will keep your son and fellow students in my prayers. I know how hard it is when one's kiddo is out traveling while on buses during bad weather. It can be quite trying at times till we hear from them.. that all is okay.

    Take care and have a great weekend!


  6. I baked a chocolate cake this morning but not a mayonnaise one. I got the recipe off of a Hershey's cocoa box. It has been years since I made a Mayonnaise cake. They are just so good and moist.
    My mother-in-law gave me her recipe for the mayonnaise cake and an oatmeal cake which is also moist and yummy.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Too bad I gave up sweets for lent or I would totally be trying that cake, mayo and all!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Hi Donna - this cake is one that I'm going to definitely try! Hopefully this will be the last winter storm you will have to endure this season. I will be praying for your son's safe travels.

    Hope you don't get too stir crazy from being cooped up :)


  9. Donna, my mother baked a mayo chocolate cake for her dad, my grandfather, MANY years ago because chocolate was his favorite. He told her how good it was and asked how she made it so moist, and of course, once she told him the secret he really didn't want any more. However, my smart mother waited a good while then baked the cake again, never mentioning the secret ingredient, and Granddad LOVED IT. What you don't know won't hurt you, sometimes.

  10. I've heard of this but have never made it myself. My son loves mayo so he would love this cake as well!! I'm gonna print off the recipe and try it. I just don't know if I can taste it because I don't like mayo. Haha!

  11. Donna I was reading thru your posts and this one stopped me dead in my tracks! My late mother in law was famous for her mayonaisse cakes! people would order them from her for holidays and birthdays! She made everyone of the family birthday cakes!
    Except she used saunders butter cream frosting on hers!
    No one in the family has had her mayo cake since she passed! I will have to make it a point to make one for the next get together!

    Any ne wondering.....NO it does not taste like has a unique taste and it is super moist! Worth making I swear you will be hooked!

    Hugz, Dolly

    Come visit!