I know what you're thinking. Mayonnaise in cake? That's disgusting! But hear me out. I recently sat down with my mom to go through all of my family's recipes and honestly, this was the one I was most excited to make. I have so many memories of my grandma making this cake when I was little and I haven't been able to eat it for years (since mayo has eggs in it) and it's been torture. This is seriously, the best chocolate cake I have ever eaten. And I'm not lying here people!
When I was little I used to have my Grandma make some for me to bring to my friends, just to prove to them the deliciousness that is the cake. The mayo gives the cake so much richness and make it so moist, you'll never need another chocolate cake recipe again! So here you go. My family's chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar (so much for not eating too much refined sugar)
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup vegan mayo
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
First mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and cocoa in a large bowl. Then in a separate bowl, mix together the water, mayo, applesauce, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar. Once the wet in ingredients are mixed together well, add them to the dry ingredients and blend with a hand mixer for about 2 minutes, scraping the sides as you go.
While the cake is cooling, you can make the frosting!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 6 tbsp milk
- 6 tbsp margarine
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
Melt together the sugar, milk, and margarine in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute and take off the stove. Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Stir in until the chips are completely melted. If your frosting is too runny, let it sit on your counter for about 20 minutes or refrigerate for 5-7 minutes until it's reached a good spreading consistency.