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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

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I’m over the moon to share with you a scrumptious recipe that’s been a hidden treasure in my family: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake! I see those raised eyebrows. Mayonnaise in a cake? Yes, you read it right! This magical ingredient takes the cake’s moistness and richness to a whole new level. So, fasten your apron, and let’s embark on a delectable journey into my grandma’s cozy, aromatic kitchen.
Discovering the Magic of Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
When I first heard of this recipe from my grandma, my curiosity piqued. Mayonnaise, the creamy, zesty companion to our sandwiches and salads, plays the lead role in this culinary masterpiece. It steps in for eggs and oil, promising a moist, tender, and flavorful crumb. If your taste buds are yearning for an exquisite, out-of-the-box adventure, this cake is your ticket!

Reasons to Adore This Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake!

Indulgent Moisture & Richness:With mayonnaise as our secret companion, each mouthful is a harmonious blend of moistness and richness, a dance of flavors that make your taste buds rejoice.
Chocolatey Sweet Symphony:The cocoa collaborates seamlessly with the sweet tones, composing a chocolate melody that’s simply divine and irresistible.
Uncomplicated & Reliable:This recipe is a breeze, offering a foolproof path to a splendid dessert, suitable for casual treats or grand celebrations. It’s a gem everyone can master!

Enlightened Queries & Answers for our Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake:

Can I use mayonnaise that’s low-fat or fat-free?
It’s best to opt for full-fat mayonnaise to gift your cake with the maximum flavor and sumptuous moist texture. Using a low-fat or fat-free variant might compromise both taste and texture, leaving the experience a bit lacking.

How do I ensure the cake remains fresh?
Once cooled, lovingly place the cake in an airtight container at room temperature, where it will retain its freshness and moist charm for up to 3 days. For extended savoring, consider refrigeration, but wrap it well to keep it from drying.

Could I adorn this cake with frosting?
Absolutely, yes! A lush chocolate ganache or a smooth buttercream frosting will enhance its decadent charm. Let your creativity flow; a dash of sea salt on the frosting can add a sweet-salty sparkle!

Is there a preferred brand of mayonnaise for this recipe?
While everyone has their favorite, there are no stringent rules here. Any high-quality, full-fat mayonnaise will weave magic. Just steer clear of flavored or spiced variants that might conflict with the cocoa’s charm.

Remember, each ingredient, each step is a whisper of love, a sprinkle of joy in this chocolatey journey. May your kitchen be filled with sweet aromas and your hearts with baking delight!

Can I use homemade mayonnaise?
Yes, you can! Homemade mayonnaise can bring a lovely, unique touch to the cake. Just make sure it’s well-emulsified and has a balanced flavor to harmonize well with the other ingredients

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 ⅓ cups (320ml) Water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder & 1 ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 ¾ cups (220g) All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ cups (300g) Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ cup (65g) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 ⅓ cups (320ml) Full-Fat Mayonnaise


  1. Preheat your oven to a toasty 350°F (175°C) and lovingly grease your 8-inch cake pan. It’s like preparing a cozy nest for your cake to blossom!
  2. In a spacious bowl, sift your flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda together. It’s like serenading your ingredients, ensuring they mingle harmoniously, creating a light and airy foundation for our chocolate delight.
  3. Gently whisk in the granulated sugar. Watch as it melds seamlessly with your sifted ingredients, whispering promises of sweet moments to come.
  4. Create a small well in the heart of your mixture and introduce the mayonnaise and vanilla extract. Mix them tenderly, allowing the mayonnaise to unveil its creamy richness and infuse the batter with velvety smoothness.
  5. Gradually incorporate the water, dancing it through your mixture until your batter is smooth, glossy, and ready to enchant your senses.
  6. Pour your shimmering batter into the prepared pan and let it bake for about 25-30 minutes. As it bakes, the tantalizing aroma will whisper sweet nothings, making the wait almost unbearable!
  7. Once you can gently insert a toothpick into the heart of the cake and it emerges clean, it’s time! But patience, my dear friends. Let it cool in the pan for a while before transferring it to a cooling rack. Let the flavors meld and mature, enriching every bite with chocolatey goodness.
  8. When it’s finally time, cut a slice, and let the symphony of flavors play on your taste buds. The moist, rich texture coupled with the sweet, chocolatey notes is a dance of joy in every bite.

Cooking tips :

  • Opt for the purest, most wholesome mayonnaise you can find. This secret ingredient wears the crown in this recipe, contributing to the luxurious moistness and rich texture of the cake.
  • A mindful sifting of the dry ingredients is like whispering sweet nothings to your cake. It creates a delicate, airy texture, a cloud-like foundation for the enchanting flavors to come.
  • Mix your ingredients with a tender touch and kind intentions. It allows the ingredients to marry beautifully, creating a harmonious dance of flavors and textures.
  • Every oven has its own character, its own embrace. Regular loving peeks after 20 minutes ensure your cake is bathed in the right amount of warmth, keeping it moist and happy.
  • Allowing your cake a peaceful rest to cool is like giving it time to meditate, letting the flavors meld and mature, reaching their full potential in each slice.
  • Feel free to let your imagination soar. Dress your cake in your favorite frosting, a splash of luxurious sauces, or a sprinkle of your favorite toppings. It’s your canvas; paint it with flavors!
  • Tuck any remaining slices in an airtight embrace. This cake retains its whisper of freshness and flavor for up to 3 days, allowing you the luxury to relish its charm over time.

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