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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chocolate Bundt Cake



I've been baking quite a bit for the past few weekends.  All due to my SIL, her hubby and her little son are back for 2 months vacation.  They are going home next week and this is my last weekend to bake something for them.  Good times always end faster that we wish for. Sigh! With them around, I can bake as much as I want to cos there are more people to share the goodies with.

I baked this wonderful, wonderful Chocolate Bundt last weekend.  One of the ingredient, is the mayonaise.  Yup. Mayonnaise.  I've read recipes that uses mayonnaise in cakes but I had my reservations to how it will taste like.  So, don't ask me why this time I decided to bake one with mayonnaise, but I did.  And I'm very glad I did it!  This cake is sooooo deliciousss..it's so moist and dense and very spongy-like.  Love the texture.  All of us fell in love with this cake at the very first bite!

I always have a problem in finishing a jar of mayonnaise.  I would purchase it just because at some point or other, need it to spread on some sandwich filling and after that, it will end up in the fridge.  It will somehow got further and further away at the back of the fridge and will be forgotten until one day it will be 're-discovered' again.  Then by that time I realized that it has expired and got to throw them away.  Such waste! And yet, I will do it again and again and again...now, huh! I've got just the right recipe to finish the whole jar and not waste one single drop of it! Better still, the next time I buy one, I'll get a bigger jar!








Here's the recipe:
1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup plus 2 tbsp buttermilk
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/4 cup whipping cream

1. Preheat oven to 180d celcius.  Spray 6 mini or 1 20cm bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Beat buttermilk, brown sugar, mayonnaise and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture; beat 2 mins or until well blended.  Stir in 1/2 cup choc chips.
3. Spoon batter into pan(s) and bake for 20 mins or until done. Cook cakes in pans for 15 mins; invert onto wire rack to cool.
4. Place remaining 1/2 cup choc chips in small bowl.  Heat cream in small saucepan over low heat until bubbles form around edge of pan; pour over chips. Let stand 5 mins; stir until smooth. Cool until slightly thickened; drizzle over cake.


Take my word for it - you'll love this! Go ahead and try.


24 comments:

  1. i also remember seeing one brownie recipe in a magazine that uses mayonnaise instead and it was a healthier choice according to the writer. I'm not sure if that is in replacement of butter cos i also see no butter in this recipe. It certainly looks delicious, i'm taking your word, it do look seriouly good!

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    1. yes, Lena..it's really good. If you noticed, not only there's no butter but there's no eggs as well..do try and let me know if you like it. :)

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  2. This cake looks divine! The chocolate drizzle seems like a perfect topping!

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  3. Cake looks so delicious.. Very Tempting!! Love it..

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  4. Wah, looks delicious! I almost made this two weeks ago, but do not have enough of mayonnaise! Haha! Good investment on the book and the pan, eh? Hehehe!! :)

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  5. This I guess is heavenly chocolate cake!

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  7. your chocolate bundt cake look awesome!!

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  8. wow delicious looking..and drooling over ur stunning clicks..tempting me....

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  9. This cake is so beautiful and moist. Seeing this, I think that I have to try baking cake using mayo now.

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  10. Oh Jen! This looks gorgeous. It reminds me of Tunnel of Fudge Cake. Although, I don't think Tunnel of Fudge used Mayo:)

    I sure wish I had a teeny slice to go with my morning coffee. Mayonnaise Cake was very popular way back when. Yours looks fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing...

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  11. This is such a lovely cake. It looks moist and delicious and the mayonnaise certainly makes it different. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  12. How delightful to receive all your wonderful comments and thoughts! Thank you very much! Have a great day, my friends!

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  13. Wow, mayo, that sounds interesting, and the cake looks so moist! Nice!

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  14. this looks so tempting n just awesome!u done it perfectly..nice.
    Maha

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  15. I love chocolate <33 !!!

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  16. looks amazing! chocolate cakes are my favoutites

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  17. Okey...this is enough to tempt me. The buttermilk..the mayonnaise...ooo yumm! Bookmarked! Thank you so much for sharing ;)

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  18. wow.. jen. .sedapnyaaa.. .i love choc cake.. the more moist it is, the more i love it.. and this one looks so good.....

    ** manna mania :)

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