i suppose it’s better than mud pie

Paging through a, uh, tasty cookbook titled Lutheran Church Basement Women: Lutefisk, lefse, lunch and Jell-o, I came across this gem.

Mayonnaise Cake.

Yes, you read that correctly.  In case you were interested in making this concoction, you had better scare up some chopped nuts, ground chocolate, chopped dates, 3/4 c. mayonnaise, and cinnamon among the other standard cake ingredients.  My favorite line of the recipe, however, is the direction, “Bake in a moderate oven.”  Not a conservative one?  Don’t use that left-leaning range?  And would cooks of my generation even begin to guess what temperature a moderate oven would be?  Then again, would we be making mayonnaise cakes?



  1. Amy said

    Ha! Amy H would love that cookbook!I have a very radical range so no mayo pie for me!

    • eluet said

      Anarchist, almost?

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