- 16 3/8 ounces chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup hellmann' or best food real mayonnais
- 1 cup water
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ((optional))
- Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans*; set aside.
- Beat cake mix, Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, water, eggs and cinnamon 30 seconds in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed. Beat on medium speed, scraping sides occasionally, 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.
- Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely. Sprinkle, if desired, with confectioners sugar or fill and frost.
- Or, prepare cake mix as above in 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- VARIATIONS: For A PECAN COCONUT TOPPED CAKE...combine 1 cup flaked coconut, 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup chopped pecans, then sprinkle over cake batter in 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- For A BLACK FOREST CHOCOLATE CAKE...do not flour baking pan. Evenly spread 2 cans (21 oz. ea.) cherry pie filling over bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan, top with prepared cake batter and bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, then turn upside down onto serving platter.
- For A DECADENT CHOCOLATE LAVA...combine 2 packages (3.4 oz. ea.) instant pudding, 2 cups water, 2 cups milk and 1/3 cup sugar until blended, then pour over cake batter in 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted along edge comes out clean and serve warm.
- For A YELLOW MAYONNAISE CAKE...substitute 1 box (18 oz.) yellow cake mix for the chocolate cake mix.
- Cost per recipe**: $2.88. Cost per serving**: $0.24. **Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.
PER SERVING *
|Calories540Calories from Fat420|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat420|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Barbara F. 15 Feb 2016
Just about best & easiest chocolate cake ever. Even a anti chocolate person tried a slice & compared it to Texas sheet cake.delicious!!!.
Renee M. 31 Dec 2015
I thought the cake was really good, and moist. The recipe was spot on for time, temp, and baking. It was absolutely delicious! My whole family loved the cake. The in-laws want me to make one for them to take to their families.