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Gaga’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake is the cake of my childhood. It’s the chocolatey-est cake there is!

I know what you’re thinking. Mayonnaise?! In cake? But I promise, it really is fantastic. A couple months back, I asked my Nan to pass me this recipe. It wasn’t hers, it was my grandfather’s. I hadn’t eaten it since before he died, three years ago.

When I first made it after receiving the recipe, I had an epiphany. This is the reason that all other chocolate cakes I’ve tasted fall flat with me. This cake recipe defines chocolate cake for me.

Maybe because it was the chocolate cake of my childhood, or maybe because the mayonnaise and coffee marry to bring out the flavor of the chocolate in fantastic and unexpected ways.

All I know is when I’m craving chocolate cake, this is the recipe I will make, forevermore.

It’s also great that this mixes together as easily as a cake mix. No need for a stand or hand mixer here unless you want to use one.

Frost it with your favorite icing. Gaga and Nanny always loved putting chocolate rum frosting over top, and that’s still my favorite. But I used vanilla frosting in the photo because I had some left over from another recipe.

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Aditu

Thursday 14th of January 2016

Cold coffee means liquid cold coffee that we drink in glass Or something else

Amber

Thursday 14th of January 2016

Hi Aditu, it's just regular hot coffee that you've allowed to cool down to room temperature (or stick it in the refrigerator and let it get cold).

- Amber

Louis

Monday 2nd of February 2015

Just to be sure.. When you say "1 teaspoon vanilla", does that mean vanilla extract?

Amber

Monday 2nd of February 2015

Hi Louis,

Yes, it does! I'll make sure to update the recipe too.

Amber

Kolika

Sunday 6th of October 2013

25 min at350 F barely even gets it started. I used the exact measurements! Don't know what I did wrong. So disappointed :(

Courtney

Wednesday 5th of June 2013

Thank you so much! I thought 4 cups of flour was a lil excessive!!! And congrats on the lil boy, blessings to you!

Courtney

Wednesday 5th of June 2013

This recipe only makes 12 cupcakes, so I should double it for 24? Also, does it only make a 9x13 size cake? How much would I use for a double 8" or 9"? Thank you for your help, I'm super excited to make this!