Dairy-Free Chocolate Mayo Cake or Cupcakes (Vegan Option)
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This is a sweet, chocolaty version of chocolate mayo cake that works well with both regular and vegan (egg-free) mayonnaise.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 (9-inch) cake layers
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (regular or vegan)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease two 9-inch round cake pans or a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the water and vanilla and mix until combined. Stir in the mayonnaise.
  3. Once that is all mixed together stir in the mayo.
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared pans or baking dish.
  5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted int the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
Mayo Cupcakes Option: Line 18 muffin cups with cupcake liners. Divide the batter between the cups and bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in a cupcake comes out clean.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/yummy-chocolate-mayo-cake-cupcakes