Old fashioned Chocolate Cake is dangerously delicious, rich and decadent cake packed with real chocolate flavor. It’s perfect birthday cake because chocolate cake is just about everyone’s favorite!!! It’s supremely moist cake with tender texture thanks to mayonnaise used as a substitute for oil.
A few days ago my hubby turned 42! WOW, I would never say he’s 42, he is still so smokin’ hot !!! He asked for a chocolate mayonnaise cake for his birthday party. His mom used to bake chocolate mayonnaise cake that he loved and he asked me if I could do that. It was very difficult task for me to make something as nearly as good as his mom’s cake because my mother in law is the best cook I’ve ever met!!!
But after all, I love my husband very much so I decided to give my best and try to fulfill his birthday wish. I was very anxious to try new recipe that I’ve never made before because I didn’t know how it will turn out. Just to make the things even more complicated I don’t have to please just my husband with this Old fashioned Chocolate Cake. My in laws will come to dinner and I’ll get the reviews from his entire family.
Like I said it was very difficult task!!! Can you imagine me who’ve made a career out of baking and cooking dreading of family reviews! Luckily everything went well!!!
I found the recipe for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake at Bon Appetit and start my baking adventure. The original recipe was for three layer cake but since I didn’t have three 8-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides, I decided to use my 9 x 2 1/2 inch round pans and make two layer cake.
The result was great. The cake was supremely moist. I was afraid that the mayonnaise would give some tartness to the cake, but if you don’t know that the cake was made with mayaonnaise as a replacement for the oil, you would never have guessed.
This Old fashioned Chocolate Cake was moist, tender, ain’t too sweet and it’s loaded with chocolate flavor.
Chocolate frosting was melt-in-your-mouth good. It’s simple buttercream made with a lot of melted chocolate, not cocoa, and it turned out incredibly silky and smooth.
Old fashioned Chocolate Cake came beyond all my dreams. It’s so rich and decadent. You can only eat a small piece at a time, but my hubby ate a big fat slice of his birthday cake and said that it was INCREDIBLE!
Even if this Old fashioned Chocolate Cake with mayonaisse was not the top notch (but luckily it was) my husband would know to appreciate my effort and said that cake was great. He knows that main ingredient of this birthday cake is not chocolate or mayo, it’s LOVE!
After all, it’s not all about the food!!!
Happy birthday dear!!!