Mayo cake

@sudalunts (5528)
United States
June 4, 2008 7:27pm CST
Have anyone ever tried using mayo in your cake mix instead of oil. Once you have tried it, you will never go back to oil. When using a box mix, it usually calls for 2 to 3 eggs, and maybe 1/3 cup of oil. substitute the oil for one cup of mayo, and use only 1 egg, also use one package of pudding, for chocolate use chocolate pudding and vanilla, you can use whatever one you like. The cake comes out soooooo moist, and yummy yummy yummy.
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@lilybug (21184)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I have never made one before, but I have had a cake made with Mayo before. It was pretty good. I have also made one with just a can of diet soda and a cake mix before. It is really moist.
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@Sherry12 (2476)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I have never tried that. It sounds like something I would like, I'm going to try it. The pudding is a really good idea.
5 Jun 08
I haven't done much baking for a few years, but I intend to start doing some more over the summer this year. I have never heard of mayo as a substitute for oil but it sounds good so I will be trying it next time.
@Ldyjarhead (10162)
• United States
5 Jun 08
That DOES sound good! I much prefer a 'scratch' cake, but usually have a boxed mix on hand in the cupboard for a quick fix. I believe I have both chocolate cake and chocolate pudding in the pantry right now. If it weren't 90+ degrees out there today, hubby might come home to a chocolate surprise! I have used applesauce in place of some of the oil/butter in a recipe before. I have an awesome recipe for pumpkin/chocolate chip cookies (and I think it was a friend who is also here that gave it to me), and they are super and really moist, but call for a lot of butter. I cut out part of it and substitute applesauce, which seems to work well with the pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg, etc.
@peavey (14663)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Yes, I've used it - the very first cake I ever made was a mayonnaise chocolate cake. I have the recipe and use it about once a year (as often as I make cake!). I don't use cake mixes, as they just take up space and aren't any better or faster than from scratch cakes.
• Lubbock, Texas
5 Jun 08
MMM that sounds good. I have a very old recipe that calls for mayo, no shorteniing, no milk and no eggs. It is super moist and chocolaty. I'll have to try your recipe. It really sounds good!
• Lubbock, Texas
5 Jun 08
MMMM That sounds good. I have a recipe that is probably older than I am for mayo cake that doesn't use any eggs or milk. It was considered poor man's cake during the depression. (I don't know why as sugar was more expensive than eggs or milk). It makes a super moist cake. I'll have to try your recipe. It sounds really good.