Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Frosting Recipe

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Frosting Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Frosting

Delight in this rich chocolate mayonnaise cake that’s baked smooth and velvety (thanks to the mayo!), then topped with a marshmallow frosting.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



  • 2cupsall-purpose flour,spooned and leveled
  • ¾cupunsweetened cocoa powder,spooned and leveled
  • tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspbaking powder
  • 3large eggs
  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 1cupHellmann’s® Mayonnaise,plus 2 tbsp, or Best Foods®
  • 1⅓cupswarm water
  • chocolate shavings,for topping

For Marshmallow Frosting:

  • 4large egg whites
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼tspcream of tartar
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder for 20 seconds. Set aside.

  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on high speed, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla for 3 minutes. Blend in mayonnaise.

  4. Mix half of the flour mixture into the sugar/mayonnaise mixture, mix in the water then mix in the remaining flour mixture. Pour into a prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 34 to 38 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Cover about halfway through to seal in moisture.

  6. Frost completely cooled cake with marshmallow frosting then top with chocolate shavings.


  1. Fill a large saucepan with about 1½ inches of water and bring to a simmer. Add egg whites, granulated sugar, and cream of tartar to a heat-proof bowl of an electric stand mixer.

  2. Set bowl over the saucepan, making sure it doesn’t touch the water and heat mixture, whisking constantly for about 3 to 4 minutes until it’s very warm.

  3. Remove from heat and transfer bowl to electric stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment.

  4. Beat mixture beginning on low and increasing to high speed for about 5 to 7 minutes until stiff glossy peaks form.

  5. Pour in vanilla during the last 10 seconds of mixing. For best results serve within a few hours of preparing. Keep frosting cold.


  • Calories: 340.40kcal
  • Fat: 13.58g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.46g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.39g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.16g
  • Fiber: 2.04g
  • Sugar: 36.92g
  • Protein: 4.78g
  • Cholesterol: 43.21mg
  • Sodium: 231.14mg
  • Calcium: 20.96mg
  • Potassium: 121.74mg
  • Iron: 1.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 16.00µg
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