Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to quickly satisfy a craving : Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake (no joke)



Oh my, breastfeeding makes a girl hun-gry!
I thought I was insatiable during pregnancy, but breastfeeding hunger is a whole other ball game.

The other day I was craving cake, I didn't care what kind as long as it could be whipped up and eaten within the time frame of a nap or two. 
Grocery shopping with a two-year-old and a newborn is no joke so I needed a recipe with ingredients I had in my kitchen. 

Cue my infamous Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake recipe.  
I'd made it before and I remember loving it, but mayonnaise? In a cake? Eww? 
Could my memory be failing me? 

But I had a craving and the only cake I could make with the ingredients I had on hand was the Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. 
I had no choice.

The recipe is so simple a toddler could make it, but my toddler was sleeping so I had to do it myself.

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I could hardly believe it, but the cake turned out delicious! Chocolaty, moist and no mayonnaise taste whatsoever! I dare to say it is the best chocolate cake I've had in a long time.

I quickly whipped up some caramel sauce to top the cake, but I'm sure it would be delicious with chocolate frosting, or maybe even some cherry jam?


Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
(I have no idea where I found the recipe and I've adjusted it quite a bit, so I'll just call it my own recipe)

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cold water or cold coffee or a mix of both(I do a mix)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C) . 
In a bowl mix dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients.
Mix for two minutes.
Pour into a greased pan. 
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. (there should be a few wet crumbs on your knife when you test) 
Let cool completely, then frost with frosting or drizzle with caramel.

Enjoy!! 

Love, Maria




4 comments:

  1. Really with mayo=)? How is it? would love to try! <3 lots of love

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    1. That was my first reaction too!! :) It is amazing! Just make sure to use regular mayo, not the light kind! :)

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  2. Can't wait till I have an oven again!

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    1. I could not live without one! :)

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