I personally call it The Surprise Chocolate Cake! That way when I let someone try it, they won't freak out by the mayo part.
Anyway, I heard Mayo in making a chocolate cake from scratch was a good ingredient that would make it moist and tasting good. So I had to try it! Just had to!
I browsed upon a women called Mrs Filberts-
I believe I read somewhere that she was married to a sale's man who worked in Hellman's and wanted to boost up his sales and came up with the idea of Mayonnaise in Chocolate cake, and it worked!
I found a recipe on line that is called Grandma Moore's Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
It is really easy and is really good!!
The Surprise Chocolate Cake:
1/3 Cup cocoa
1 Cup boiling water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Mayonnaise (Hellman's)
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Grease (I use the Pam flour spray)9x9 square pan.
-Whisk together cocoa and boiling water in medium Pyrex bowl until smooth and cool to room temp.
When cool, whisk in vanilla and Mayo.
-In a large Pyrex mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, soda and salt. Add chocolate mixture and beat on low speed for 30 secs to combine.
Increase speed to med-high and beat for 1 minute until smooth.
-Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 26 minutes .
- Let cake cool in pan, for 1-2 hours. Frost with chocolate icing...recipe below:
I found this recipe HERE
Old Fashioned Chocolate Frosting:
-1/2 cup butter
-3 ounces of Hershey chocolate bars (about 2 and a half bars)
-1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
-1/3 cup evaporated milk (add more when mixing all together to get the consistency you desire)
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-Sprinkles for topping
Melt butter and chocolate together in frying pan over stove on medium heat.
Remove from heat when melted, and beat in the remaining ingredients.
Decorate cake with frosting and enjoy!