Chocolate Cake & Frosting Made out of Mayonnaise
A moist and rich chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe featuring extra velvety chocolate mayonnaise frosting. This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. #HostedbyHellmanns #Walmart
No, I am not playing with you!
YES, this is a real thing.
I know my husband and kids were all sorts of shocked and slightly freaked when I told them I was making a chocolate cake out of mayonnaise.
But, in all reality chocolate mayonnaise cake is super moist, and delicious! When you pair it with frosting made out of mayonnaise you really get a rich and decadent chocolate cake!
Ok, I confess, I love mayonnaise on my burgers, and deli sandwiches. In fact, I order an extra side of mayonnaise just about every time I go out for a burger. Sadly, not all mayonnaise is made equally though. My favorite happens to be Hellmann’s Mayonnaise.
Hellman’s is a backyard party must! It complements potato salad perfectly, makes burgers juicier, and helped to make some killer chocolate cake!
If you are thinking about hosting a backyard party or cookout, here are some tips to help things go smoothly:
- Use recyclable plastic ware.
- Keep condiments (like Hellmann’s Mayonnaise & Hellmann’s Ketchup) and foods like cheese on ice.
- Purchase Hellmann’s Squeeze bottle Ketchup or Mayonnaise to make adding that dollop of mayo super easy to that burger.
- Fresh-press your burger patties ahead of time.
- Chop things like onion, and tomato the night before and put them in an air-tight container.
We purchased our Hellmann’s Mayo at Walmart. Did you know that Walmart now has Online Grocery Pickup? Order your groceries online and simply pull up to the curb of select locations to have your groceries loaded into your car. Imagine how easy that can make an outdoor party?
Why to Shop for outdoor party musts at Walmart:
- The have the BEST prices
- Online Grocery Pickup–need I say more?
- Great variety of foods for your party needs
- Convenient 2 day, free shipping on most items
- Shop in-store or online
Need entertainment for your backyard party? Check out the Real Backyard Fun Hosted By Hellman’s Pandora Station as a fun option for music at your summer party!!
No backyard party is complete without the tasty food! Hellmann’s is so creamy and doesn’t have that funky taste some other cheap brands have. I typically try to stock up when it is on sale because I use it in tons of recipes like mayo chicken and these Hellmann’s Best Burgers.
The mayo is not only part of the special sauce, but it is also worked into the meat before shaping it into patties.
This makes for an incredibly juicy and flavorful patty. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise into one pound of hamburger meat, add 1/4 cup of Hellmann’s® Ketchup, and form into 4 patties. Grill until cooked to your likeness. Add patty to a whole wheat bun and top with red onion, tomato, and lettuce. Oh, and don’t forget the sauce! I blend ketchup, pepper, and Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise to make the tastiest sauce for my grilled burgers. They are oh, so good, and make the perfect meal to enjoy before this Chocolate Cake & Frosting Made out of Mayonnaise.
While these burgers were oh, so good–let’s get on to the good stuff–DESSERT.
Who doesn’t love dessert?
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Mayonnaise frosting–anyone?
Before you snub the recipe, let me tell you–this is amazing!
I love how moist, easy, and decadent this cake and frosting combo were. Who would have thought that Hellman’s Mayonnaise could help to produce the BEST chocolate cake ever?
For my chocolate mayo cake, I added some fresh cherries on top. You can omit those or add another topping that you fancy. This recipe can also be made into chocolate cupcakes as well.
I love how velvet- like the cake was and the frosting–that tastes just like chocolate ganache!
This would make the ideal backyard party dessert because it is quick and does not need to be refrigerated!
Get the recipe from Hellmann’s below!
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Chocolate Cake & Frosting Made out of Mayonnaise
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 tps baking soda
- 3 large eggs
- 1 2/3 cups white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise
- 1 1/3 cups water room temperature
- 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp. cocoa
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp. milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a bundt pan with non-stick spray.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda-set aside.
In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
Add in Hellmann's Mayonnaise at lower speed until blended.
Alternate adding in the water and flour mixture starting with the flour mixture, and ending with the flour mixture.
Pour into the bundt pan.
Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once done, allow to cool completely before removing from the cake pan.
Frost with the mayo frosting.
In a stand mixer, add all ingredients and whip until well combined and creamy-about 1 minute.