Unusual Chocolate Cake
Morning everyone, just been reading an article in Femail Magazine in the Daily Mail and intrigued. Maybe some of you have already used the ingredient but not me! never heard of it before but may well do again. here below what I read....
THE SECRET INGREDIENT TO PERFECT CAKE? MAYO !
It's perfect for prawn cocktails, coleslaw and salads, but apart from pepping up a plate of chips, mayonnaise can seem redundant once summer is over.
Yet you could use it to make an unbelievably moist, fudgy, absolutely delicious chocolate cake.
Just mix together
10 ounces of self-raising flour
8 ounces of caster sugar
1.1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
7 ounces of mayonnaise
then add 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder dissolved in 8fl oz boiling water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Place a 7 inch greased and lined cake tin and bake at gas mark 4/180c for 30-40 minutes.
Once cool, top with chocolate buttercream and ask your friends to guess what your secret is.
The main ingredients in mayonnaise are eggs, olive oil, lemon and vinegar. perfect for the perfect cake.
Mmmm, sounds good to me, I think I will add this one to my cake recipes and give it a whirl next time I make a chocolate cake. What do you think about adding mayo?