Easy chocolate pie recipe
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This week's chocolate obsession continues

This 1984 ad has got you covered with two chocolate cake recipes: one is made from scratch, the other is made with a mix.

Don't be too weirded out by the idea of adding mayonnaise to your cake batter. Mayonnaise is made of egg yolks, oil and lemon juice or vinegar, so it's really not such an odd ingredient for cake.

Choc cake 84 copy

Ultimate Chocolate Cake from scratch

2 cups unsifted flour
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 2/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise
1 1/3 cups water

Grease and flour bottoms of 2 (9") layer cake pans. Mix first 4 ingredients; set aside. In large bowl with mixer at high speed beat next 3 ingredients 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. At low speed, beat in mayonnaise. Add flour mixture in 4 additions alternately with water, beginning and ending with flour. Pour into pans. Bake in 350˚F oven 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove, cool on racks. Frost.

 
Ultimate Chocolate Cake from a mix

1 pkg. (18 1/2 oz.) chocolate cake mix, with pudding in the mix
1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa
3 eggs
1 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise
1 1/3 cups water

Grease and flour bottoms of 2 (9") layer cake pans. In large bowl with mixer at low speed beat together cake mix and cocoa. Add remaining ingredients; beat just until blended. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into pans. Bake in 350˚F oven 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove, cool on racks. Frost.

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 Here's a vintage tin of Hershey's cocoa, ca. early 1900s

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 Image via 52 Flea

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LASSIE

I've been making this for decades, and it is FABULOUS!!!!!!!

Kara

My grandmother use to make mayonnaise cake and it is still my dad's favorite cake. I've never seen a recipe for it made with a cake mix though. Thanks for posting this - brings back lots of memories!

Liz Gillette

Oh my ears and whiskers!
I had misplaced my old,old copy of this! Best, moistest chocolate cake EVER!
(replace some water with cold coffee!)
Thank-you!

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