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Chocolate Mayo Cake Recipe

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Have you ever tried Chocolate Mayo Cake? This incredibly simple chocolate cake recipe is decadent and delicious. With only a few ingredients, this cake is a mix and pour then bake. It is so easy to make, you will be making this chocolate mayo cake over and over again.

Chocolate Mayo Cake Recipe

Chocolate Mayo Cake Recipe

I love simple cakes. The easier the better. But I don’t want it to taste like it was easy. I want it to taste decadent and amazing. This chocolate mayo cake is a rich chocolate cake that is extremely easy to make and everyone is going to love how moist the cake is.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Real Mayo
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Hershey special dark cocoa powder
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Powder sugar
  • Heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Mayo Cake Recipe

How to Make a Chocolate Mayo Cake

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and prepare the pans with baking spray.

Using a mixer, combine the cake ingredients and beat it well until it is smooth.

Spread the cake between the 3 cake pans and bake the cakes for 25-30 minutes. The cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow the cakes to cool completely before removing the cake pans.

While the cakes are cooling, use a mixer to beat the cream cheese and butter until it is smooth and well combined.

Slowly add in the cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt.

Add the powdered sugar until it well combined.

Beat in the heavy cream until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

chocolate cake layer

Place the 1st layer of cake onto a cake board.

Frosted Cake

Use the ice cream scoop and add 4-6 scoops of frosting. Then smooth the frosting evenly over the cake.

Place the next cake layer on top and repeat.

frosted chocolate cake

After placing the last layer of cake on top frost the cake with the remaining frosting.

Chocolate Mayo Cake Recipe

What Does the Mayonnaise Do in a Cake Recipe?

Mayonnaise is basically oil and eggs in one package. The mayo makes the cake tender and helps it to retain its moisture and the vinegar that is in the mayo helps to bring out the chocolate flavor.

What is the Best Frosting For Chocolate Mayo Cake?

With this cake, there is a decadent chocolate cream cheese frosting that goes amazing with this chocolate mayonnaise cake. This is a simple frosting and since there is no extra decorations to this cake, this is a simple and easy frosting to make.

Other Layered Cake Recipes You Will Love:

Extreme Chocolate Walnut Cake

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Cannoli Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

Brown Butter Pecan Cake

Homemade Strawberry Cake

Chocolate Mayo Cake

Chocolate Mayo Cake Recipe

Published By Jill
Have you tried Chocolate Mayo Cake? This incredibly simple chocolate cake recipe is decadent and delicious. With only a few ingredients, this cake is a mix and pour then bake. It is so easy to make, you will be making this chocolate mayo cake over and over again. 
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Large ice cream scooper
  • 1 10in round cake board
  • 3 in round cake pans

Ingredients
  

  • 2 - 15 oz box of chocolate cake mix
  • 2 C Real Mayo
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 C water

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 - 8 oz cream cheese soften
  • 1 1.2 Hershey special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 7 C powder sugar
  • 1/4 C heavy whipping cream

Instructions
 

Cake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease the cake pans with pam baking spray and set aside
  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 3 cake pans
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Allow to cool completely before removing from cake pans

Frosting Directions

  • Using the standing mixer again, beat the cream cheese and butter until combined and smooth
  • Gradually mix in the cocoa powder, vanilla and salt
  • Very slowly, beat in the powdered sugar until combined
  • Whisk in the heavy whipping cream until the icing is smooth and fluffy

Directions to build the cake

  • Place 1 layer of cake onto the cake board
  • Using the ice cream scooper, scoop out 4-6 scoops of frosting and smooth evenly on one layer of cake
  • Place another layer of cake on top and spread more frosting
  • Place the last layer on top and frost the remaining cake with remaining frosting
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Chocolate Mayo Cake Recipe

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