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Snowy White Frosting and Easy Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake Recipe

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I have always loved to bake. I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, so I do a lot of baking for my family.

Easy mayonnaise chocolate cake with snowy white frosting

Easy mayonnaise chocolate cake with snowy white frosting

A Family Favorite

I have made this mayonnaise chocolate cake for many years, from the time my kids were little. The cake is moist and delicious, and you cannot taste the mayo in it. My whole family loves it, and my husband said it's his favorite.

The recipe calls for nuts, but today I didn't add them. Our son doesn't like them. I did put some nuts on the frosting, but I did that on only part of the cake. Then I sent the cake out to the barn.

The guys were in the barn today hunting. They have their deer blind in the barn. My granddaughter calls it their "man cave." They can keep warm and watch for deer, listen to the Packer game, and play cards there. Now I know many people don't like hunting, but that's what they do here.

This is the barn the guys hunt in.

This is the barn the guys hunt in.

This Is an Easy-to-Make Frosting

This frosting is like seven-minute frosting, but it's much easier to make. With seven-minute frosting, a double boiler is used and you whip and whip it on the stove with a handheld mixer. Mine would never turn out right, and it wasn't fun to do it over the stove. The mixer would get hot. Also, the seven-minute frosting recipe calls for corn syrup.

With my recipe, on the other hand, once you put the sugar, water and vinegar in the saucepan, you don't have to touch until it hits the right temperature then remove it from the stove.

Snowy White Frosting

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until stiff. Leave in mixer bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, add sugar, water, and vinegar. Stir. Turn on the heat and leave it alone except to add a candy thermometer if you use one. Cook until the thermometer hits 230-235 (or if you do not have a thermometer, until it spins a thread).
  3. Pour hot mixture slowly over egg whites in the mixing bowl. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spread on cooled cake.

Frosting Tips

  • Quantity: This recipe makes a good amount of frosting. You can add a thick layer to the cake or there is enough for two cakes. (I used all of the frosting on one cake. When my husband came in the door, he said I had frosting all over my face. Well, there was just no one in here to lick the beaters, so I had to.)
  • No Need to Cool: You don't have to worry about cooling the frosting; it will cool as you beat it and put it right on the cooled cake.
  • Do Not Use: Do not use low-fat or olive oil mayonnaise. You can add whatever you want to the top of the cake.
  • Topping: On the pictured piece of cake, I added chopped Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark. Anything looks good on it. It is so good.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

35 min

55 min

One 9x13" cake or layer cake

Mayonnaise Cake Recipe Card

Recipe card for mayonnaise cake

Recipe card for mayonnaise cake

Meringue

Another easy frosting for cupcakes or cake is this simple egg white frosting or meringue.

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Separate your eggs, and make sure there is no yolk in your egg whites. I do this by doing one egg at a time and adding them to the mixer as each egg white is yolk free. If yolk gets in your egg white do not use it. If the whites have yolk in them they may not foam.
  2. Place egg whites in the mixer add cream of tarter right away, beat on high.
  3. Beat until foamy lower your beating to slow and add sugar, beat on high until peaks form.

Now you're ready to frost your cakes.

How to Store Cake

Place the frosted cake into a covered container. Keep in a draft-free location. Pop the lid a little, about one inch, to allow a slight amount of fresh airflow. Large drafts will ruin the frosting. This frosting is better if you eat it within 24 hours.

Please Rate My Cake and Frosting

© 2011 moonlake

Comments

moonlake (author) from America on December 13, 2013:

Peggy W, We are really cold here and it's not letting up. It hard to get the Christmas shopping done. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the pin.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 11, 2013:

Came back to let you know that I am pinning this to my cakes and sweet breads board. Your photos are wonderful. Stay warm up there! Sounds like you are having really cold weather right now!

moonlake (author) from America on September 09, 2013:

condominium, Yes the mayonnaise goes in the batter and makes the cake moist. You don't taste the mayonnaise just the chocolate.

moonlake (author) from America on September 09, 2013:

donnah75, The texture I think would be different. I have made it with fat free mayo it was good like that but I have never used vegan mayo. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on September 09, 2013:

Paul Kuehn, Thank you for stopping by. I think you will like it. I appreciate the vote, pinning, share and tweeting.

Jeffrey Dela Costa from Philippines on September 08, 2013:

What taste does the mayonnaise give the cake? I was drawn to this hub because of the title "mayonnaise chocolate cake" I assumed you put it on the icing, but I read your recipe and you put it on the batter! Looks good from here. How is it?

Donna Hilbrandt from Upstate New York on September 08, 2013:

My mom used to make mayo cake when I was a kid. I wonder how it would come out if I used vegan mayo. I may have to experiment.

Paul Richard Kuehn from Udorn City, Thailand on September 08, 2013:

moonlake,

This looks like a great recipe, but I never realized mayonnaise would go into it. When I have some time, I will have to try it out. Voted up as very interesting and useful. Sharing with followers and on Facebook. Also Pinning and Tweeting.

moonlake (author) from America on August 20, 2013:

toptendeals, It really is very good doesn't sound great but good. Thanks for stopping by.

Jason Benedict from Boca Raton, Florida on August 19, 2013:

I've never heard of a mayonnaise cake before! Looks intriguing they say you should try everything at least once!

moonlake (author) from America on May 11, 2013:

Au fait, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate the vote and share.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 10, 2013:

These recipes look scrumptious! The frosting reminds me of a frosting one of my aunts used to make and everyone loved it. She was a great cook! I'm going to bookmark this hub because that frosting especially intrigues me.

Voted up, useful, and will share!

moonlake (author) from America on April 27, 2013:

Deborah-Diane, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by.

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on April 26, 2013:

Wow! Another fabulous sounding recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us!

moonlake (author) from America on April 26, 2013:

prettynutjob30, I started making mayo cake I guess 40 years ago. My husband and kids loved it so I still make it. Thanks for the vote and share I appreciate it.

moonlake (author) from America on April 26, 2013:

rajan jolly, It is a very good cake. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote, share, pin and tweet.

Mary from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on April 26, 2013:

I love Mayo cake, the result is always so light and fluffy, the first time I ever tried it was at "Buddy's-Bar-B-Q" it was awesome. Great recipe hub, voted up, more and shared.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 26, 2013:

This cake looks yummy and I haven't tried a cake with mayonnaise, in fact never heard of a mayo cake. So this is going to be it.

Bookmarking, voted up, interesting, awesome. Sharing, pinning and tweeting as well.

moonlake (author) from America on March 26, 2013:

RTalloni, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on March 26, 2013:

NMLady, We love this cake. It is an old recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on March 26, 2013:

Peggy W, Thank you for the stopping by. I also had three little faces and one big face when I was making a cake just so they could lick the beaters.

Thanks for the vote and the share.

RTalloni on March 26, 2013:

Nothing to say but "Yum" and "THANKS" for sharing this old recipe that has stood the test of time.

"I had to" -- priceless. :)

NMLady from New Mexico & Arizona on March 26, 2013:

I grew up with this cake. The thing is it is so moist and tastes wonderful too!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 26, 2013:

I remember when mayonnaise cakes were very popular. You just might be introducing this type of cake to some people who never heard of them. I'm not much of a frosting fan, but enjoyed reading how you make yours all the same. It made me smile when you wrote about licking the beaters. When we were kids, my mother always had 3 willing participants to do that job. Up votes and sharing. :)

moonlake (author) from America on May 27, 2012:

Starmom41, It is an old recipe I use to make it for our kids and their in their 40s. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Starmom41 on May 27, 2012:

I loved mayonnaise cake when I was a child, but haven't seen a recipe for it since. thanks for posting it!

moonlake (author) from America on March 09, 2012:

Maria Cecilia, Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope anyone that tries it will come on here and let us know how they liked it.

moonlake (author) from America on March 09, 2012:

ahorseback. So glad to hear someone else likes this cake. When our kids would have friends over and told them what kind of cake we had. They would look at us like we were crazy but once they tasted it they loved it. Thanks, so much for stopping by.

moonlake (author) from America on March 09, 2012:

Thelma Alberts, Thanka ao much for stopping by. I hope you will like it when you do make it.

Maria Cecilia from Philippines on March 09, 2012:

I love cakes and always love to try the new ones....hope someone from Philippines will try that, I am really curious bout the taste...

ahorseback on March 09, 2012:

Moonlake ......This is my favorite cake in the world . If I have a piece on my last day of life then I know I have truly lived......:-}

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on March 09, 2012:

Yummy! I have not heard of mayonnaise cake before. Thanks for SHARING. I love to try this one. Bookmark for later use. Thanks again.

moonlake (author) from America on March 08, 2012:

roxanne459, Thanks for stopping by my hub. I have to warn you the frosting is rich and so good.

Roxanne Lewis from Washington on March 08, 2012:

This looks amazing! I am definitely trying this, thanks! ;)

moonlake (author) from America on March 08, 2012:

L.L. Woodard, Thanks, so much for stopping by. This is my favorite frosting but not my husbands. I don't have it often but when I do I love it. I appreciate the vote and sharing.

L.L. Woodard from Oklahoma City on March 08, 2012:

I've never met a chocolate cake I didn't like and the whipped white frosting recipe you've provided is my favorite type of icing. Your inclusion of photos of the process add nicely to the text.

Voted up and thanks for SHARING.

moonlake (author) from America on November 22, 2011:

It is very good. We kept the frosting pretty fresh by putting wax paper over it then plastic wrap on it, left a corner hole for air flow.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Movie Master.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on November 22, 2011:

Wow, I am really looking forward to trying this recipe, it sounds so yummy! Thank you

moonlake (author) from America on November 22, 2011:

It is yummy I'm so glad it gone in my house. Thanks Gypsy Rose Lee, for stopping by.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 22, 2011:

Good bye diet, hello cake. Thanks for this delicious temptation will have to try it. Looks absolutely yummy!

moonlake (author) from America on November 21, 2011:

Thank you, myawn it's good and easy to make.

myawn from Florida on November 21, 2011:

sounds very yummy I will try it

moonlake (author) from America on November 20, 2011:

Enlydia Listerner,

Thanks for stopping by it is delicious recipe. Aren't you lucky black walnuts.

Enlydia Listener from trailer in the country on November 20, 2011:

That sounds like a delicious recipe...I have been harvesting black walnuts and always like finding a recipe that calls for nuts.

moonlake (author) from America on November 20, 2011:

Thank you Cardisa and thanks for stopping by.

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on November 20, 2011:

You always have the most mouthwatering recipes! Yummy.