Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

I know what you’re thinking “what chocolate mayonnaise cake, that’s gross!” The most weird things in life tend to be the best things. Have you ever had chocolate and potato chips or fries dipped in milkshakes? A-mazing, so don’t judge a book by its cover because this cake is delicious! I decided to make this cake on a Sunday night and I had all the ingredients on hand. Don’t you just love when you have all the ingredients in your pantry/fridge? The mayonnaise makes the cake moist for days.


Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake 

YIELD: 12-15 servings PREP TIME: 20 minutes COOKING TIME: 30-35 minutes TOTAL TIME: 65 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-2/3 light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/3 cups hot water

Chocolate Cream Cheese

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar- add more sugar until sweetened to your liking
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 5 to 6 teaspoons milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 13×9 pan with cooking spray and parchment paper. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Next in a separate bowl beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla until mixture is a light brown. Add mayonnaise and beat until combined. Add flour mixture to egg mixture alternating with hot water, beginning and ending with flour. When combined pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool and make frosting. Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until creamy. Whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa in medium bowl. Add sugar mixture to cheese mixture until combined. Finally add milk for desired consistency. Spread on cooled cake, enjoy.

Slightly adapted from: Southern Living Magazine

QOTD: What’s your favorite weird combination? I love potato chips with chocolate. Have you ever had a potato chip chocolate bar, if not you’re missing out!

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