I was looking at the file photos of my unpublished recipes and lo and behold I found a few digital copies of this chocolate cake. I was surprised that I haven't shared this yet after nearly a year of making this. I recall baking this for a kind friend and neighbor who helped us paint our house last year before we moved to Connecticut. I made him chocolate cake whenever he was over at our place because I know that it is his favorite dessert.
I guess it must have been the crazy busy-ness of the move that I thereafter forgot about some recipes that I made last year which have yet to grace this blog. Oh well, I am rectifying that mistake and sharing today this classic southern cake before I forget about it again! Being the chocoholic that I am, I added more chocolate to the mix - apart from cocoa powder you have extra chocolate goodness from the semi-sweet choco chips and to top it off - a dark chocolate ganache for the ultimate chocolate indulgence! Whether you wish to go all the way by adding all the chocolate flavors in there or you simply want a subtle chocolate taste, you will enjoy this moist cake!
Triple Chocolate Mayonnaise CakeBy: Manila Spoon
March 28, 2015
The secret ingredient that makes this cake so moist is Mayonnaise! Add 3 kinds of chocolate and it's chocolate indulgence at its highest.
- 2 cups Flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened Cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon instant Coffee
- A pinch of Salt
- 3 Eggs
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 1/4 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
For the Chocolate Filling
- Use either your favorite store-bought chocolate frosting (I used one when I first made this cake) or your favorite homemade recipe, if you have one. If you need one for the filling - here's a good and very easy recipe. This is for a full entire cake (not just for cake filling) so I suggest cutting the recipe in half and adjusting the sugar and chocolate content to your taste. Use the filling/frosting when making the cake in 2 pans.
For the Dark Chocolate Ganache (use milk chocolate if that is preferred)
- 4 oz Dark eating Chocolate (65-70%), broken into pieces
- 4 oz Heavy Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Honey, Corn, Agave or Maple syrup or your favorite liquid sweetener (adjust sweetness to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter 2 round cake pans (9-inch ones) and line with parchment paper.
- Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, coffee and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
- Add the eggs, mayonnaise, sugar, water and vanilla into the flour mixture. Stir until well-blended but do not overmix.
- Fold in the chocolate chips. Transfer the batter to the prepared pans.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Oven temperatures vary so adjust the time accordingly.
- Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack. Cool the cakes completely before adding the chocolate filling and coating with the ganache.
For the Dark Chocolate Ganache
- Place the heavy cream, chocolate pieces and the liquid sweetener of your choice in a small saucepan. Melt the chocolate using low heat and by stirring until it becomes very smooth and shiny.
- Remove from the heat and immediately drizzle/pour it on the cake spreading it evenly to cover the entire cake.
- Allow the ganache to fully set before serving.
Yield: 10-12 slices
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes
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