MICHELLE'S FAVORITE CHOCOLATE MAYONNAISE CAKE

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I first made this moist delicious cake in 1979 when a co worker shared this recipe. It has been a Family Favorite every since. When I wrote my cookbook "SHARING OUR FAVORITE RECIPES", I had to include this recipe. I use to make it quite often, & had forgotten all about It until my husband called home today & asked me to make it for him. Instead of the usual Cream Cheese Frosting he wanted me to make it with a Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting.

This recipe is my daughter Michelle's Favorite Recipe. Unlike most Mayonnaise cake recipes, this one does use eggs. It is moist tasty & unforgettable.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
10 or more depending on portion size
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
unsifted all purpose flour (i used white lily
2/3 c
unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1 2/3 c
sugar
3 large
eggs,room temperature
2 tsp
vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
1 c
real mayonnaise (not miracle whip or salad dressing)
1 1/3 c
milk, (i used evaporated milk)

CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING

1 lb
powdered sugar
1 c
creamy peanut butter (i ued peter pan)
1 stick
butter, softened to room temperature
2 tsp
vanilla extact or vanilla bean paste
1 tsp
coffee extract
4-6 Tbsp
evaporated milk or more to reach desired spreading consistency
10-12
pieces of candy as desired optionl, i used kit kat & reese's pieces

Step-By-Step

1PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. Grease and flour two 9 inch round pans, or use Baker's Joy. May also need an additional small pan.
2These are most of the ingredients for the cake.
3In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda & set aside.
4Beat sugar, eggs, & vanilla in a large bowl, with mixer at high speed, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally, until mixture is light and fluffy.
5Reduce speed to low and add mayonnaise, and beat until blended.
6Add flour mixture in 4 increments alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
7Pour into prepared pans. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
8Cool in pans 10 minutes. Then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with your favorite frosting, I usually use cream cheese frosting, but today I am making a creamy peanut butter frosting. Use what ever you like. NOTE: THE PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING REALLY DOES COMPLIMENT THE CHOCOLATE LAYERS.
9Most of the ingredients for the frosting. A more detailed instructions for the frosting will be listed in a separate step by step posting.
10Add the softened butter and peanut butter to a medium size bowl and beat until creamy, then add in the coffee and vanilla extract, & powdered sugar. Beat until well blended then add milk one tablespoon at a time till desired consistency is reached to spread and frost cake.
11Garnish cake if desired with optional candies if desired. I used Kit Kat Candy Bars and Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups cut in half, but this is OPTIONAL.
12Cut Cake serve and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American