Mayonnaise Cake — and Menu Plan Monday

mpmHappy 2013 to everyone! I hope it will be a great year for cooking and baking in your house. I have a feeling that if you plan your menus weekly, it will be. Menu planning has certainly taken stress off of me.

Our year began with a really delicious cake recipe that I wanted to share. I ate it at a gathering of retired teacher from the school where I used to teach. Don’t worry if you don’t like mayonnaise; you’ll never taste it.

Mayonnaise Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup cocoa

1 cup warm water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup mayonnaise

Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and cocoa. Add water, mayonnaise and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake 30-35 min. at 350 degrees.

Peanut Butter icing:

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Ice cooled cake.

mayonnaise cake peanut butter icing

The teens in the family loved it, as did the adults — even the one who doesn’t “do” dessert!

Here’s the rest of the week:

Monday: turkey from the turkey breast baked last week, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread machine bread

Tuesday: Hamburger Vegetable Soup with more bread machine bread. It’s cold here in Indiana!

Wednesday: Easy Cheesy Spaghetti Casserole — yummy

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie — actually probably with leftover turkey

Friday:  fish night — probably a box of VanKamp’s (alas, my children will not eat “real” fish but will eat the boxed breaded variety) with rice and a veggie.

What’s cooking at your place? More recipe ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.


6 thoughts on “Mayonnaise Cake — and Menu Plan Monday

  1. I’ve had mayonnaise cake before, and I was surprised by how tasty (and not-weird) it is!

    But when you think about it, mayonnaise is really just eggs and oil – two perfectly appropriate ingredients for cake, right?

    And WOW, your girls are getting big!

  2. My mother made mayonnaise cake fairly often when I was growing up in the 50s, only she made it with homemade caramel icing instead of peanut butter.
    Caramel icing is basically melted butter, light brown sugar and enough powdered sugar icing to make it easily spread. Yum-yum. I also made it and passed it down to my own daughter, who still makes it every year for my son-in-law’s birthday since it is his very favorite cake. He prefers it with no icing in all because it is very moist and good that way, too. If you are watching your sugar intake, I highly recommend trying this cake just plain with no frosting at all.

  3. I’ve never heard of mayonnaise cake before. I’ll have to try it. Good looking menu too!

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