Chocolate Birthday Cake Serves: 12
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Stand Time 30 min

Chocolate Birthday Cake


  • 1 Tbsp. butter (for the pans)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, (plus more for the pans)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and cocoa powder 2 ( 8-inch) cake pans. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl; flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Then add Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, eggs, water and vanilla and stir until just mixed through. Divide batter into the 2 prepared pans.
  2. Bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Unmold the cakes and allow to cool 30 minutes. Frost with your favorite frosting, but I like simple whipped cream for this.

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