Chocolate Orange Mayonnaise Cake

chocolate orange mayonnaise cake

A lot of people are baking more during the Coronvirus lockdown… (Me being one of them!)

If you know me personally, you’ll know I’m quite an experimental baker – I love making stuff like courgette cake, sweet potato brownies etc. I know they don’t sound great, but they do taste it – if (and when) baked well!

Today, I made chocolate mayonnaise cake… I know what you’re thinking: “Eww!” Well, it actually works! It’s meant to replace the raw eggs… I’m pretty sure this cake makes mayonnaise the most versatile condiment, ever!

Beware: this recipe is quick, easy and delicious. You’ll be making it often!

Ingredients to make chocolate orange mayonnaise cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Hellmanns mayonnaise
  • 1 cup chocolate tea (yes, seriously).
  • Sprinkling of chocolate chips
  • 5 Terry’s chocolate orange slices (to place on top of batter)
  • Dark chocolate chunks

How to make chocolate orange mayonnaise cake

First, start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour a baking dish. I used a heart shaped one, because there is a lot of love in my life right now.

Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Pour into prepared baking dish. Add and mix the remaining chocolate chunks, chocolate chips and chocolate orange slices into the batter.

I like to shake it gently on the table to even out the batter before baking.

Bake in oven for about 30 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean). We’ve got quite a powerful oven, so it cooks quicker usually.

Finally, once baked – allow to cool completely before removing from the dish and decorating.

Ingredients for summer fruit coulis

  • Squashed 2 blackcurrants
  • Squashed 5 raspberries
  • Finely cut 5 blueberries
  • Finely cut 1 strawberry
  • Sugar

How to make the summer fruit coulis

Mix fruits with sugar until softened – squash with spoon as you mix, then use a sieve to remove the lumps. Leave to the side.

Ingredients for ganache

  • 250ml Cream
  • Crushed mini (snack size) Cadbury Twirl
  • 250g dark chocolate chunks

How to make ganache

Heat cream in a saucepan until it reaches a lukewarm temperature, chuck the chocolate in there and mix on a medium heat. Take off the heat, place on the side to cool.

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