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