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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise CakeScore 93%Score 93%

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

The source for today’s recipe is SOUTHERN LIVING. Decadent, flavorful, and moist. Chocoholics love, love, love this recipe! Great presentation for entertaining. Perfect party pleaser!

Yields: 12 to 15

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Shortening
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/3 cups hot water
  • Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (32-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 5 to 6 Tbsp. heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together flour and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Grease (with shortening) and flour a 13- x 9-inch pan.
  2. Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla at medium-high speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer about 3 minutes or until mixture is very light brown and ribbons form when beater is lifted. Add mayonnaise, and beat at low speed until combined.
  3. Add flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with hot water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Spread Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting on cake.
  5. !Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting
  6. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  7. Whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl; gradually add to butter mixture alternately with 5 Tbsp. cream. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. (If needed, add up to 1 Tbsp. cream, 1 tsp. at a time, to reach desired consistency.) Increase speed to medium, and beat 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 2 hours


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