Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes


    9 inch 23 cm ) double-layer cake
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free: 125 Savory and Sweet Recipes Using 6 Fail-Proof Flour Blends

By Karen Morgan

Published 2014

  • About

It may sound crazy to use mayonnaise in a sweet, chocolatey cake, but when you break mayo down into its component parts—eggs, oil, vinegar—they’re all things you’re likely to be throwing into the mixer anyway. Vinegar even adds moistness and enhances chocolate flavor.

Chocolate mayonnaise cakes have been popular during times when eggs and oil were scarce (which is why they’re sometimes called Depression-era or World War II cakes), but they’ve never gone out of style in my house. You