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Red Devil Magic Mayonnaise Cake

Red Devil Magic Mayonnaise Cake, the novelty cake of the 1950s, became a popular conversation-piece dessert.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cold water (or cold coffee for mocha-flavor cake)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Devil's Food Fudge Frosting

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 tablespoons water or cold coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all cake ingredients in bowl and whisk until very smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8-inch round pans.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Let cool 5 minutes in pan, then turn out and cool completely on wire racks.
  6. Fill and frost top and sides with Devil's Food Fudge Frosting.
  7. Devil's Food Fudge Frosting: Combine all ingredients in bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.

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