Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mayo and cake doesn't exactly sound appealing but the addition of mayonnaise makes a deliciously moist, tender and rich chocolate cake. Use your favorite buttercream frosting to frost and dig in!
Photo by Lori K.
Adapted from food52.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Adapted from food52.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2/3

    cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 1/4

    teaspoons baking soda

  • 1/4

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon espresso powder (optional, for enhanced chocolate flavor)

  • 3

    eggs, room temperature

  • 1 2/3

    cups sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    cup mayonnaise

  • 1 1/3

    cups water

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour (or grease and line with parchment rounds) two 9" round cake pans. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and espresso powder (if using). In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla on high speed until very light and fluffy (at least 3 minutes). Reduce the speed to low and add the mayonnaise, beating until well-combined. Add the flour mixture and the water to the batter in three additions, alternating between the wet and dry. Mix until just combined. Don't over-mix! Divide the batter evenly between the two pans and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean and the cake just begins to pull away from the sides of the pan. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool. Fill and frost with your favorite recipes: Any buttercream works well.

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