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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
This week's recipe comes to us from Wine Guy Tom Landshof who said that this has a moist deep chocolate flavor that is hard to describe. It is just plain good. Not an easy recipe but worth the effort.
Mayonnaise replaces the oil that's typically used in chocolate cakes. It gives this cake—which would make the ideal birthday cake—an incredibly moist and tender texture.
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao), chopped
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao), chopped
Three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1½ -inch-high sides
Preparation for Cake:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1½ -inch-high sides. Combine chopped chocolate and cocoa powder in medium metal bowl. Add 1 3/4 cups boiling water and whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
Preparation for Frosting:
Place chopped chocolate in medium metal bowl; set bowl over saucepan of simmering water, or use double boiler, and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Carefully remove bowl from over water; let melted chocolate cool until lukewarm, stirring occasionally.
Place 1 cake layer on platter. Spread 3/4 cup frosting over top of cake layer to edges. Top with second cake layer; spread 3/4 cup frosting over. Top with third cake layer. Spread remaining frosting decoratively over top and sides of cake.
Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito are the owners of Baked bake shops in Brooklyn and Charleston, South Carolina. They are also the authors of Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.
February 21, 2018
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