Chocolate Mint Mayonnaise Cake

Chocolate Mint Mayonnaise Cake

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"Don't let the mayo put you off - this is our family's favorite birthday and every other occasion cake, very moist and devilishly rich! This cake stores well at room temperature and is great for picnics."

Ingredients

servings 267 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 267 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 212 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, 1 cup white sugar, and 1/2 cup cocoa. Add mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and water. Beat with and electric mixer on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Turn oven off, remove cake layers and allow to cool for 10 minutes in pans. Invert 1 layer onto a serving plate and the other layer onto a cooling rack. Top layer on plate with enough unwrapped mints to fully cover top. Return cake to oven for 3 to 5 minutes to soften chocolate mints, then spread evenly with a spatula. Top with second cake layer and allow to cool before frosting.
  4. To Make Fudge Frosting: Combine 6 tablespoons cocoa, 2 cups white sugar, 2/3 cup milk, 1/2 cup butter, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan over medium high heat. Stirring constantly bring mixture to a boil and reduce heat to low, allowing mixture to boil gently for 3 minutes without stirring.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool for 3 minutes before beating in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until just barely thick enough to spread without running off the cake. Spread over top of cooled cake.
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This is an excellent cake - a few tips, though. For true mint lovers, the mint between the layers just isn't enough; for that extra oomph get crumbled Andes mints in your baking section of the ...

This cake was fabulous. I made it for my husband's birthday, and, although he says he hates mayonnaise and can taste it in anything, he hadn't a clue there was mayo in the mix! The second time...

I made this cake for my son's 4th birthday party. It was great! People told me they really liked the cake. I was a little concerned by some of the reviews that talked about the icing being r...

My son loves chocolate mint, so I picked this cake to make for his 13th birthday. I would say the cake was OK, but not fantastic. The mint layer did taste good and was just the right amount of m...

WOW!!! I have baked this cake twice now and both times it was a hit at my husband's office. He has brought it in around 7:00am and the cake has been gone by 9:00am. I decided to bake it in a b...

I've made mayonnaise cakes before, but I find that this is the best "base" recipe, just make sure that the cakes are not overcooked, or they will go decidedly chewy. The first time I made this I...

i dont get how to make it its hard!!

Cannot believe I forgot to rate this. I have made this more than once and LOVE IT. I get nothing but rave reviews on it, people always tell me that it looks like it came from a bakery. I add c...

My husband asked for a mayonaise cake for his birthday. I found this one. The mint intriqued me. The cake was excellent, but I had a little trouble with the frosting. I beat it and beat it, i...