revised, healthy mayonaise cake

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By cindy sandberg
from carlisle, IN

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For revised, healthy mayonaise cake

  • 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)
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How To Make revised, healthy mayonaise cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350F
  • 2
    Whisk together the flour(s), sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  • 3
    Add the mayo, honey, vanilla and water. Beat well until smooth.
  • 4
    Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30-35 min.
  • 5
    Scatter 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.
  • 6
    If desired(and I usually desire!)-serve with real whipped cream.

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