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
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.