If you’re like me, your stomach churned when you hear that this cake recipe requires mayonnaise. But when I started to think about it, it made more sense. So long as the cake didn’t taste like mayo, the ingredient adds a lot of moisture and creaminess. And we all already love cake with cream cheese or sour cream, so mayo isn’t too far removed from those.
Yet, I still can’t get around the mental block that this chocolate mayonnaise cake has the sandwich condiment in its name. But after she asked me to take a bite, and I did, I’ll admit it. It’s better than I thought it would be. The cake is moist and flavorful, and you’d never suspect its loaded with mayo.
Besides tasting good, the chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe we have for you today couldn’t be easier. You need to combine the ingredients in a bowl, mix and then pour the batter into your cake pan and bake. Who knew that baking cake could be as easy as pie?
If you’re a fan of boxed cake, then you’re going to love this one. Some people argue that it is even easier than a Betty Crocker or other boxed cake recipe. When you follow the directions, this cake recipe couldn’t be easier to make. Even if you don’t consider yourself a baker, you can handle this one. Give it a shot and impress your loved ones with a flavorful and moist cake. And after they’ve taken a few bites, reveal that your secret ingredient is mayo and watch as their faces change with surprise.
Because mayonnaise, at its core, is just a mixture of oil and eggs, it makes sense to include it in a cake. You’re going to need those two ingredients anyways, so mayo just acts as a shortcut to get it into your baked good faster than before.
So if you’re ready to try this, make sure you grab a full-fat mayo – not the fat-free version, which won’t be as luscious as you want.
Also when you begin to beat the batter, you still want a few lumps in it. Don’t make it as smooth as silk or it can be too chewy.
Here’s the recipe you need.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup mayo (full fat!)
- 1 cup water
As you work on the cake batter, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then grease your 9×13-inch pan and set aside.
Combine the flour, sugar and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Then add the other ingredients and stir.
Pour your choco-mayo cake batter into the greased pan. Then bake it in the preheated oven until a toothpick stabbed into the center comes out with no batter sticking to it.
Before you devour this delicious cake, let it cool completely. Your guests will be stunned to learn that mayo is the star ingredient in this one.
Will you try this cake recipe this weekend? Or does its signature ingredient still gross you out?