Revised, Healthy Mayonaise Cake

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cindy sandberg

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@cindyLs

Remember the old fashioned mayonaise cake? It was a staple in our house when I was growing up. I like to take classic recipes and "healthy them up" a bit for my family. Not too long ago I tackled the mayo cake. It turned out really good, although different from the original. It is more like a moist, rich brownie. Really good! It's whole grain(oats are heart healthy!) and lower in refined sugar than the original. I use the mayo with olive oil because I try to use the "good fats" when possible, but if you want to make it low fat, you can use light mayo.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
12
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

2 c
oat flour(grind oats in blender or food processor)-you can also use white whole wheat flour, or a blend of oat, whole wheat and all purpose.
1/2 c
sugar( i use turbinado or demerra rather than refined sugar)
1/2 c
cocoa
2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
mayo(not miracle whip)-i use the olive oil mayo(can also use yogurt)
1/2 c
honey
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
water
1/2 c
dark chocolate chips(i like the ghirardelli 60% cocoa chips)

How to Make Revised, Healthy Mayonaise Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350F
  • 2Whisk together the flour(s), sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  • 3Add the mayo, honey, vanilla and water. Beat well until smooth.
  • 4Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30-35 min.
  • 5Scatter chocolate chips on top and return to the oven for 30 seconds to a min., just until chips are softened. Run a spatula over the surface of the cake, swirling the chips.
  • 6If desired(and I usually desire!)-serve with real whipped cream.

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About Revised, Healthy Mayonaise Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy