Mayonnaise cake recipes are available on the Food Network, Epicurious, Hellmann's and Duke's websites. Chocolate mayonnaise cakes are popular, but there are also alternatives such as pumpkin mayonnaise cake and carrot mayonnaise cake.
In mayonnaise cake recipes, mayonnaise replaces the oil or butter that is otherwise common in cake recipes. The use of mayonnaise imparts a soft, moist texture to the cake. The recipes typically involve beating the mayonnaise and sugar with an electric mixer before adding other ingredients, such as eggs and flour. Mayonnaise cake recipes can be simple with the use of shortcuts such as cake mixes and canned ingredients, but they can also be more complex and decadent.