10.08.2009

Wait a minute! That's not chili!

I was all set to share a scrumptious lentil chili recipe with you until I took a bite of this cake and that's when all my plans went right out the window. Thank goodness I had a good grip on my cake!

I had promised my darling kids something special for dessert tonight and I found myself scrambling at the last minute to get something put together. Then I remembered my mom's Mayonaisse Cake.

Perfect.

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I decided to tweak it a bit. I added coconut extract to the cake mix and topped it with a Nutella frosting and then sprinkled toasted coconut over the whole darn thing.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
Place the sugar, mayo, water and coconut into a large mixing bowl. Blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Add in the other ingredients and mix on low until blended, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9 baking pan and bake on 350 for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting I used:
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp of milk
Mix the Nutella, extracts and 1 tbsp of milk until smooth. Add the powdered sugar a bit at a time until creamy. Adjust milk as needed to gain desired consistency.

Top with toasted coconut

Print me!

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I have got to tell you this cake is FALL OFF YOUR CHAIR GOOD! Make it soon!

I'm entering this in the Nutella Challenge for October over at the lovely bell' alimento.


Happy Friday!

39 comments:

NMOS said...

Wow, I never really thought about using mayo in a cake. That's definitely the first. I'll have to try that out. I usually think of more savory dishes when incorporating mayo. Interesting.

Angie's Recipes said...

Mayonaisse Cake!!! I didn't know mayo could be used to make a cake. How interesting and the cake looks absolutely fabulous.

Angie's Recipes

Dajana said...

Oooooohhhhhhh! Mayo in Nutella cake, that's so unusual, at least for me. Now I'm so curious about the taste.

HoneyB said...

I'll bet it was awesome! My all time favorite recipe from my Nanny was mayo cake! You really upped the yummy ante with nutella and coconut! YUM!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Nutella rules!

Donna-FFW said...

Interesting mayo in a cake. It looks delicious. Fall off your chair good.. bookmarked.

Palidor said...

The picture almost made me fall off my chair! I can't imagine my reaction if I tasted it. It looks sooooo moist and delicious!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Well I would NEVER have thought of mayo in a cake ... but hey that looks so good!
xxx

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

OH my stars! Nutella??? I have to make this cake! I LOOOOOVE Nutella!! It's like heaven in a jar!

Love your blog, just stumbled on it!

Barbara Bakes said...

This is a cake I could love! Nutella frosting sounds scrumptious!

TKW said...

I love nutella!

And Mayonnaise cake? Did that come from the White Trash Motherlode Book? LOL!

Paula - bellalimento said...

Kim how creative! & if it's fall off my chair good well then I simply must try it ;)

nanny said...

I love mayo cake and haven't made it in ages. I swear I can see the moistness in your cake....yummy!!!!

noble pig said...

I want to fall off my chair with good cake!

Randi Troxell said...

oh my! if i coulda i woulda just crawled in my screen to get to that cake!

have a great wkend!!

5 Star Foodie said...

I've never had a mayonnaise cake, how neat! It looks amazing, I can't wait to try it!

Pam said...

I think I'd rather have some cake than chili right now anyway. It looks moist and delicious.

girlichef said...

I want a big, moist, delicious bite!! Mayonnaise cakes are always so moist and nobody would ever know the diff if you didn't tell them...gorgeous additions!

Cathy said...

Your cake looks so chocolatey and moist. Love the Nutella frosting. Don't you love these old fashioned recipes?

teresa said...

mayo in a cake, how cool! i really want to try this, i love the coconut addition!

BarbaraJean said...

Too bad you didn't have this idea years ago. I would have listened! Ha! Even though I don't usually care for coconut, this does sound delicious. Maybe you can bake it for your Mama next time she comes to visit. :)

Jenn said...

Whoa!!! I've never heard mayo cake. I love it. I always thought mayo as a condiment and never an ingredient in cake. I've got to try this.

Faith said...

I haven't had mayonnaise cake in forever! I love your version with coconut!

the twins said...

nutella and coconut? what a yummy combination!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I have never had mayo in a cake before - looks so moist!

Suzi said...

How do I do the print me button? That is so convenient for people who like to steal recipes. Teach me?

Katy ~ said...

Nutella frosting! Genius!

Liz said...

I wish I had a piece of that!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow mayo in a cake looks so moist

Meg said...

WOW! That looks so moist and delicious! I have heard of using mayo, but have never actually tried it!

ck said...

Wow. At first the idea of mayo in a cake made me gag a little. But then I scrolled down to that last photograph and suddenly mayo seemed to be what's missing in my life these days. MUST try that cake!

(PS: I really, really enjoy your blog.)

Julie said...

Oooh...that frosting sounds amazing!

Velva said...

I really like the idea of using nutella as a frosting on cake. I have never thought of it but, can see how mayonnaise would really add some great moisture to the cake.

Nazarina A said...

I've read somewhere in the culinary world that mayonnaise does wonders for the "crumb" of the cake and I say yours look super delicious!

Claudia said...

First I thought - hmmm - mayo in a cake. Then, I got smarter and thought, "Why not?" Then I looked at your photo and the recipe and thought, "Most definitely!" Very tasty!

Krista said...

Whoa! This looks wonderful! I've heard good things about using mayo in cake, but I have to say I've never tried. I still want to...and probably with this recipe! The frosting sounds wonderful and I love that toasted coconut on top. Yum!

doggybloggy said...

well I have to tell you - I fell off my chair - and 'cool completely before frosting' must be written in a language I dont understand because I always seem to skip this step!

steph said...

You have convinced me to brave mayonnaise (never eat it and try this cake - it looks great! Great recipe for the challenge!

Little Miss Baker said...

ohhhh wow you did it! I have been waiting for someone to try it :) Thank you Kim! This looks amazing! AS usual!!!

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