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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

It took me four tries to get this cake right. Three of the tries were the day before Thanksgiving. I know, it’s crazy, but I was determined to get it right, and yes I pulled it off. What a relief, because I am known for my desserts. I just couldn’t show up with only one dessert.

One of the ingredients in the cake is mayonnaise. I know it sounds a little weird, but I promise you will have a moist delicious cake when it is all said and done. Beside using mayonnaise actually makes sense. If you use a cake mix you add eggs and oil. There you go – mayonnaise, almost anyway.

I added a little coffee flavor to this cake, just a hint, to highlight the chocolate. Mmm, my house smells amazing right now from all the baking. The frosting is a light and luscious maple flavor. I basically whipped the frosting to a light and airy consistency. For added texture I lightly candied some walnuts. The walnuts elevate this cake to sublime.

You honestly forget that this is on the healthier side with no refined sugars or grains. I can not wait for you to try it yourself.

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  • 1 c almond milk (I used chocolate, however, plain is just fine.)
  • 1 c homemade mayonnaise (see website)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c paleo all-purpose flour (see website)
  • 1/2 c honey granules
  • 1/2 c maple sugar
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp instant coffee

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl combine almond milk, mayonnaise and vanilla until well combined.

In a separate bowl mix flour, honey granules, maple sugar, raw cacao, baking soda and instant coffee.

Gradually add dry ingredients into mayonnaise mixture until well blended.

Pour into a greased 11×7 pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely.

Maple Frosting

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c butter, softened
  • 1 c maple confectioners’ sugar (see website)
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c maple syrup

Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add maple confectioners’ sugar. Cream with cream cheese mixture until it is smooth (no grit). This step may take a little time.

Add almond milk, vanilla and maple syrup. Cream together until  frosting has a light and airy texture.

Candied Walnuts

  • 1/4c walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tbsp maple sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of black pepper ( I know it sounds weird, but it really brings out the other spices.)

In a non-stick skillet over medium high heat warm all ingredients; stir. Cook until the maple sugar is melted. Stir and transfer walnuts onto a piece of aluminum foil to cool. Sprinkle on top of cake. Share. Eat. Enjoy.

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Note: Refrigerate cake.

9 thoughts on “Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

  1. Looks too yummy 🙂

  2. Thanks. It is so good.

  3. Wow nice one! I bet it was huge hit!

    1. It was a hit.

  4. Looks amazing!

    1. It was so good.

  5. What a combination wow!!!yummy delicious

    1. Thanks. It is delicious.

      1. You’re welcome

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