Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake


2 cups unsifted flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 2/3 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Hellmann's or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
1 1/3 cups water


Grease and flour bottoms of two 9x1 1/2 inch round baking pans. In medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder; set aside, In large bowl with mixer at high speed, beat sugar, eggs and vanilla, occasionally scraping bowl, 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; beat in mayonnaise. Add flour mixture in 4 additions alternately with water, beginning and ending with flour. Pour into prepared pans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove; cool on wire racks. Frost as desired, Garnish with sliced almonds.
Makes 2 (9 inch) layers.

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