Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1 cup sugar -- (orig 1-1/4 cup)

  3. 1 pinch salt

  4. 1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda

  5. 1/3 cup cocoa

  6. 1 cup cold water

  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  8. 3/4 cup mayonnaise

  9. 350F. Butter a

  10. 9"x

  11. 5" loaf pan. Line the bottom with wax paper and butter the wax paper. You may also use two

  12. 8" round cake pans, line with butter wax paper.

  13. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa and mix well.

  14. Or, whiz in food processor.

  15. Add the water and vanilla and beat until smooth.

  16. Add the mayonnaise and beat until the batter is complete smooth and free of lum ps.

  17. Add and whiz.

  18. 50 min for the loaf,

  19. 30-35min for t he layers, or until a cake tester comes out dry.

  20. Cool for at least 20 min on a rack before removing from the pan. Remove from the pan and peel off the wax paper. The cake has such a rich fudgy taste that a little confectioners' sugar sprinkl ed over the top to give it a finished look is all that it needs.


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