Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chocolate (or Carob) Mayonnaise Cake

This is a really yummy and easy recipe. We've used it for years, but I lost the recipe so I found one like it on allrecipes the other day.

You're basically just using mayonnaise instead of eggs and oil.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Corn-free)
Adapted from:

2 cups rice flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mayonnaise (or 2 eggs and 1/2 cup oil)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 
degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13 inch pan. 
2. Beat all ingredients until well combined. Pour into prepared pan. 
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), 30-35 minutes.

~ Hanunyah


  1. have you tried making this GAPS legal? Mayonnaise Cake is our traditional family "birthday cake"

  2. I have not, but it might be worth a try. I can't right now 'cause we're out of grain-free flour, but if I did it'd be something like this:

    2 c. almond/coconut flour
    3/4 - 1 cup honey
    4 tablespoons cocoa (although cocoa is was originally not allowed, some "GAPSters" use it - depends on if you can handle it or not)
    1 tsp. pure baking soda
    2 or 3 eggs
    1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut oil or home-rendered lard
    1 cup water
    maybe some homemade vanilla

    You may have to lower the baking temp. and bake a bit longer, since grain-free flours bake different.

    Hope this helps!


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