Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Salad Dressing (Mayonnaise) Cake...yum!

From dates to diapers contest is asking what our favorite cake was growing up. Our family has a traditional "Salad dressing cake" that is a huge hit every birthday. It is a Chocolate chip Chocolate cake...and it is amazingly yummy! The mayo is what makes it so moist. I will try to post the recipe on here later because I think everyone should at least give it a "scout size" taste (see post about Mean Mom). What your favorite birthday cake? Is it a traditional cake, or would you rather have a pie or cobbler? Inquiring minds would like to know! Go over to her contest and check it out! Wish her twins Happy Birthday, too!

Here is the recipe:
2 c. flour 5 tbsp. cocoa
1 1/4 c. sugar 1 c. salad dressing (miracle whip)
1 tsp. soda 1 c. hot water
2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla

Sift dry ingredients. Add salad dressing, hot water and vanilla. Do not over beat. Bake in a moderate oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Topping: Sprinkle chocolate chips over cake before baking, or make Brown Sugar Frosting. Our family likes the cake sprinkled with chocolate chips.

Brown Sugar Frosting:
2 tbsp. butter 6 tbsp. milk or cream
2/3 c. brown sugar 1 c. powdered sugar

Melt butter and add brown sugar. Add milk and boil 1 minute. Add powdered sugar until is spreads nicely and cover cake.

You really need to try it~ It is so good, and you will be happy you tried it! TRUST ME...Yum!!


Sniz said...

Hey, what's the recipe already?!

Amy said...

I gotta tell ya...I'm going to have to skip the mayonnaise cake. I don't know why but that makes me gag a little. I think I must have deep seeded feelings about mayonnaise. LOL!

Christine said...

Surprisingly, that sounds pretty good!
Thanks for the birthday wishes!

lace said...

Hi, you have a great blog. When I saw you post this cake recipe I thought I would comment.

Anytime anybody offered me this cake I told them NO! I agree with Amy it made me gag a little just to see people eating it and just hearing it's name.

Then one day I gave in and tried it. It was delicious! I couldn't believe it. I'm glad you posted the recipe because I have been thinking of trying to make it.

Oh, I stopped by from the Birthday Party going on at From Dates to Diapers. You were sitting next to me in Mr. Linky so I thought I should introduce myself.