Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

A friend of mine gave me this recipe and I had to make it purely out of curiosity. My little girl is a mayonnaise-aholic, very much like myself so the idea of a mayonnaise cake was certainly appealing.
The cake does have a different texture to any other that I have made, and to me it's best served like a pudding with some cream or icecream.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake:

250 g self-raising flour
50 g cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
200 g golden caster sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
150 ml water
200 g mayonnaise
1 medium egg

Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas 4, butter and flour a 24 cm springform tin.

Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder into a large bowl., then stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre. Add the vanilla, 150ml cold water, the mayo and egg. Mix until smooth.

Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Serve warm with berries and cream/crème fraîche for pudding, or allow the cake to cool completely and ice with fudge frosting and serve with tea.


Nickki said...

That looks so good Helen! I love the thought of adding mayo to a cake, I've yet to try this but I must soon. I can imagine how moist and tender the cake would be. :-)

jaygirl said...

Your Blog is looking brilliant, well done for finding the time inbetween being a mum.

Helen Tate said...

Thanks Nickki and Jaygirl. It gives me a great excuse to bake (if ever I needed one!) xxxx

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Lovely to see you back blogging and what a lovely cake.

Brownieville Girl said...

Lovely looking cake Helen, I have made mayo brownies which were really good, so I look forward to giveing your cake a go!

Helen Tate said...

Thanks George xx

Brownies made from mayo, that sounds like the next mayo adventure! Thanks for you comment Brownieville Girl xx