Monday, August 31, 2009

Chocolate Mayonnaise Layer Cake!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Layer Cake w/Chocolate Frosting

What you will need:

2 c. flour, unsifted

2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa

1 1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

3 eggs

1 2/3 c. less 1 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. mayonnaise

1 1/3 c. water

Grease and flour two 9 inch pans. In medium bowl mix flour, cocoa, soda and powder. In large bowl mix on high eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy, scraping occasionally. Reduce to low and beat in mayonnaise until blended.

Add flour mixture alternately with water. Begin and end with flour (add flour in 4 parts). Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until pick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

Simple Syrup:

3/4 c. sugar

3/4 c. water

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over med-high heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Bring to a boil and boil for about 2-3 min. Remove from heat and cool for a 1/2hr. Cover and store in the fridge.

Level cake layers and pour simple syrup over the tops of the cake.

2/3 c. butter, melted

2/3 c. cocoa

1 tsp. vanilla

4 c. powdered sugar

4 tbsp. milk (more as needed)

Whisk together butter and cocoa. Add vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar gradually and alternately with milk.

Once the cake layers are completely cooled, place 1st layer on cake stand or plate. Cover top with a thick layer of frosting. Place 2nd layer on top of 1st layer. Frost the top and sides of the cake!



Stephanie said...

Sounds delightful!!