Yummy Chocolate Mayo Cake / Cupcakes


Special Diet Notes: Chocolate Mayo Cake

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally egg-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, plant-based, optionally vegan, and vegetarian.

Yummy Chocolate Mayo Cake / Cupcakes
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Go Dairy Free viewer, Leslie W., has a son with severe dairy / milk allergies. She said, "This is our favorite cake recipe and it is so easy to make."

Remember, most brands of mayo are milk-free, as they are an emulsion of eggs and oil, but be sure to double check the labels.  For a vegan / egg-free version, I recommend trialing a vegan mayo, such as Vegenaise (my personal favorite!).
Serves: 2 9-inch cake layers
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (regular or vegan)
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. In a mixing bowl add all dry ingredients together, then add water and vanilla.
  3. Once that is all mixed together stir in the mayo.
  4. Pour into two 9-inch round cake pans.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, and let cool before frosting.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Im so excited to make this vegan mayo choco cake tommorow nite! Yay! My grandma & my mom used to make regular mayo cakes when I was a little girl and since becoming vegan, oh how I long for a great piece of chocolate cake. Thank you so much Alisa for creating this recipe. I don’t feel left out anymore on my family’s traditional recipies, I can just tweak them here and there. Have a great Sunday;-)

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