May 20, 2013 by Bloke In A Kitchen
The ‘surprise’ in this cake is mayonnaise. Yep, it sounds a bit freakish, but it makes a delicious, moist, chocolate cake. And thankfully, there’s not a hint of mayonnaise flavour. A really good, simple recipe.
250g self-raising flour
50g cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking powder
150ml cold water
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
200g good quality mayonnaise
1 medium free range egg
Preheat oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4, and butter/line a 24cm / 9 inch spring-form cake tin.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a large bowl, and stir in the sugar. Add the water, mayonnaise and egg, and stir well.
Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes, and then remove the sides of the tin.