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“I got this recipe from a co-worker back in 1970. She brought this to a pot-luck, but didn't tell the men it was made with mayo for fear they wouldn't eat it. Well, it was a big hit and it still is! I've made modifications over the years, but it is still a really good and easy cake. I still haven't figured out a way to make the frosting without using real powdered sugar, tho.”

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  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients in order given.
  3. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9x2 pan.
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Let cool in pan placed on wire rack.
  6. Cream sugar, cocoa, butter and cream cheese until smooth.
  7. Add vanilla and coffee and whip until well blended.
  8. Add more margarine & cream cheese if necessary to get spreadable consistency.
  9. Leave cake in pan and spread frosting over top.

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