Monday, 2 May 2016


Yes, you read that right, chocolate mayo cake! Don't run away and take a minute to think about it. Mayonnaise is essentially oil and eggs and therefore by adding it into a cake you are merely replacing some of the fat and egg content that would be standard in any cake recipe. Trust me when I say that if you hadn't been told it had mayonnaise in it you would never know; you would be more transfixed on the fudgy chocolate sponge, chocolate glaze and the Oreo and Flake's used to decorate this chocoholic's dream!
This is one of these recipes that was so good that I really wouldn't advise that you change anything about it. You can try; but please go out your way to gather all the ingredients and make as per the below. Once you try it you will never go back!

If I had to advise on one thing it would be the Oreo and Flake's. When I talk about the Oreo's I don't mean the biscuits, I'm talking about the bars of dairy milk you can buy now that have chunks of Oreo's in it. A very specific ingredient and one that you might not be able to find so feel free to replace it with chunks of your favorite chocolate bar instead. How about Crunchies to give it a honeycomb twist or some chopped up Bounty's for a tropical coconut vibe. Same with the Flake; they are more easy to find and are so easy to crumble over the top of the cake but if you want to use another type of chocolate instead then who am I to stop you.

Anyway less of the waffle and let's get onto the recipe. I've made this cake in a bundt tin because I think it just makes it look a bit more special then a normal round or square cake. If you use a bundt tin make sure you grease it liberally so that the cake pop's out the tin without any disasters. If you don't have a bundt tin, use a round or square cake tin instead which you can grease and line with baking paper. Just beware of the baking times though. You might have to adjust it depending on the size of your tin.

Oreo And Flake Chocolate Mayo Cake

295ml Buttermilk
70g Cocoa Powder
235g Mayonnaise
2 Eggs
165g Light Brown Sugar
215g Golden Caster Sugar
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
270g Plain Flour
1 Heaped Tsp Bicarb
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
Big Pinch Of Salt
3 Bars Of Oreo Dairy Milk
60g Chopped Dark Chocolate
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
2 Flakes

  1. Begin by popping on your oven to 180 degrees (160 fan) and liberally grease your bundt tin.
  2. In a large bowl, add in the buttermilk, cocoa powder, mayo, eggs, light brown sugar, 160g of the caster sugar and vanilla extract and beat until combined and smooth.
  3. Add in the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt and fold through the mixture until combined and you see no streaks of flour in the batter. Chop two bars of the Oreo chocolate into chocolate chip sized chunks and fold them through the batteruntil evenly distributed.
  4. Pour the batter into the bundt tin and place in the oven for 45-55 minutes until the top of the cake has risen and become darker and an inserted skewer comes out nice and clean.
  5. Remove the cake form the oven and then leave to cool completely before attempting to remove the cake from the tin. Place the cake on a wire rack which is placed on top of some baking paper.
  6. Now add the golden syrup and remaining sugar into a small saucepan with 2 tbsp of water and heat slowly, stirringconstantly until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and once the mixture is cool enough to dip a little finger in (be careful folks!), add in the dark chocolate and mix to form your glaze.
  7.  Leave for a few minutes until the glaze has thickened slightly but is still runny and pour it all over the cake. Wait until the glaze has stopped running down the sides of the cake (the baking paper under the wire rack will catch any drips) and then decorate with the remaining Oreo bar chopped into chunks and by crumbling over the flakes.
Part of me didn't actually want to cut into the cake as it was like a little work of art but you know; needs must! I'm glad I did. I might of tread with caution what with the mayo but I needn't of worried. Cracking through the hardened chocolate glaze, you get into that sponge which was one of the most deliciously fudgy chocolate sponge cake's I've ever eaten. It must be something about the mayo that makes it so moist and delicious but it really really works! Add the that the naughty chunks of Oreo chocolate and sexy flecks of crumbled flake and you have yourself an incredibly decedent chocolate cake. Mayo in a cake? It's magic!

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