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December 20, 2006

Jack's Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

So I'm reading the book Riding the Bus with My Sister and I get to this chapter where one of the bus drivers shares a few of his recipes. Reading them made me hungry. One of the recipes was for Jack's Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. Hmmm. Sounded good. I used mayo in my pumpkin bread and it is delicious. So, on my son's birthday rolls around I decided to make it. With a bit of a twist. This is a doubled version from the book because I made a bundt cake.

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Cake
4 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tsp. baking soda
2 cup mayonnaise (real stuff, not Miracle Whip)
2 cups water
2 tsp. vanilla

Oven: 350. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix mayo and water in separate bowl. Pour wet into dry and stir to mix. Add vanilla. Take a mixer and beat like you would any other cake batter (about 3 minutes on med-high). Pour into a lightly greased 13x9 cake pan or bundt. Cake pan bake for about 30 minutes, bundt about 40. Test with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.

Frosting
(this I did not double from the book, one made plenty so follow below)
1 8-oz pack of cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 small container whipped topping (like Cool Whip, the regular sized container)
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder

Mix cream cheese sugar and cocoa powder (I added about 2 T of heavy cream to this to get the consistency I wanted). Mix well. Fold in the whipped cream. Spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate.

It was really yummy. Best thing was NO eggs so I could lick the beaters. And lick them I happily did. The cake alone is fabulous. You could omit the frosting and dust it with some powdered sugar and have a nice, moist, sweet cake.

The Twist
For a little extra some-somethin' I took 1/2 bag of caramels and melted them in a saucepan over low heat with about 1/8 cup of heavy cream. I poured 1/2 of the cake batter into a bundt pan, then poured the melted caramel over that and topped it with the remaining cake batter. It was divine, lemme tell you.

Riding the Bus with My Sister. Good cake, good book.







Comments

That cake looks so good, sounds awesome too!



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= Yuck. Won't be buying or trying that again.
- Not too bad, not too good. Lived up to expectations for me.
- Yay. Love it. Reccomend it.



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