... Stringers try it, then buy it.
Nat and Russ, Kay and JohnA take tentative bites of Phyllis's chocolate mayonnaise cake. It was excellent.
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
by Phyllis Fewtrell.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Two cups of mayonnaise
Two cups of water.
quarter-cup (four tablespoons) of grape jelly
Two teaspoons of vanilla.
Four cups cake flour
Two cups of sugar
Half cup (8T) of cocoa
Four teaspoons baking soda.
Add dry ingredients to liquid, mix thoroughly.
Bake one hour until done, at 350.
Use two nine-inch pans or one baking dish.
One stick of margarine
One box of 10x confectioners sugar.
Half cup of cocoa.
Quarter cup of milk.
Mix with egg beater until fluffy.
Put on cake when cool.
I received this recipe from Marie Carnella in late 1960. My ex-husband loved it and it was a regular on my baking list.
One day I changed it to do a spice cake and used mint jelly. It came out green. He was teased by the people he worked with.
September 5, 2003