Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
This is a very good recipe very simple. In the summertime and in the heat I want decided to Easter Reese's peanut butter chips into the batter after it is all mixed and ready for the oven and I put it in cupcake papers with the pandemic so everything is individual and can even be put in sandwich bags individually for a picnic where a few people gather who have been Sheltering and safe can enjoy them without cutting from a larger cake. The Reese's peanut butter chips take the place of icing that would melt into the cake if it was left in the heat very long.
This was also my birthday cake every year and the cake my mom always took to a picnic. My moms recipe is basically the same but she adds a pinch of salt and uses 5 Tablespoons of cocoa. I also make a vanilla frosting and sprinkle coconut on top. I’m tearing up now as my mom’s been gone two years, but in every bite it takes me back home. My cake was super moist.
Was doubtful at first- mayonnaise doesn’t seem like the kind of thing you’d put in a cake. But I gave it a shot and am so glad I did! Made a few different cakes to give to some neighbours, nothing but compliments! I know the recipe says not to, but all I had was 1/2 fat mayonnaise. I just cooked it for a bit longer (an extra 5-10 minutes), and was a bit more generous with the mayonnaise and cocoa. Turned out great though!
Have made it 3 times now and love it. I read the reviews before making it earlier today and one person said they added an extra tablespoon of cocoa. I tried it today and liked it better with the extra cocoa! So glad I decided to see what others had to say even though I’ve made it a couple of times!
The cake turned out moist and the frosting is delicious, but unfortunately it turned out also so freaking bitter it tastes like eating soap, I think it's because the recipe says too much baking soda, idk if I'm the only one who had such problem, but I was very disappointed, I had to throw this whole cake away :(
Forget the haters! This recipe is just like mom use to make for us! I did use an additional tablespoon of cocoa for flavor and THE KEY is to watch the cake and check it after 15 minutes with a toothpick! As soon as the pick comes out with just a small amount of cake on it, IT’S DONE! It will be more like a brownie, but moist and delicious! I love it without any frosting! Such a treat! Thanks for sharing!
Obviously those replys that say it's too dry don't put in enough mayonnaise. It is an amazing cake. Very moist.
Can I use olive oil mayonnaise in place of mayonnaise???
This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. I've used it for years. Sometimes I replace the vanilla extract with pure almond extract it's awesome either way. If I could I would give it 10 stars ! ??