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This chocolate cake is so rich, decadent, and simple to make. The equally simple glaze is versatile and doesn’t require melting chocolate chips or chunks.

I was not satisfied with my bread recipe the other day so I decided to perk up my day yesterday by baking a chocolate cake. Well, my chocolate cake is no ordinary. Others may find this strange, but I added Jolly “Real” Mayonnaise into the recipe and believe it or not, it tastes A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!

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I remember  the look of surprise on my kids’ faces when they knew I’d be making them a Mayo cake. My eldest was brave enough to come up to me and asked, “Mom, is that even edible?” Lol.

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Actually, I don’t find using mayonnaise “unusual” in making cakes. It’s just like adding eggs and oil into your cake batter. Prolly, we are not accustomed to use mayonnaise in making desserts aside from its usual purposes – as dressing on salads and fresh veggies or a condiment for chips, fries, burgers, and hotdogs.

I recommend Jolly “Real” Mayonnaise (not salad dressing)  to use for this sweet treat. It’s slightly sweet and salty unlike other brands that has overpowering sour or tangy taste.

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Simple Chocolate Glaze
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Ruth Alarcon
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Serves: 6-8 persons
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups APF
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence (optional)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup confectionery sugar
  • 3/4 cup Jolly “Real” Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • For the glaze
  • 2 1/2 cup of confectionery sugar
  • 1 tsp Espresso powder
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tsp vanilla (optional)
  1. Sift flour, baking soda, and confectionery sugar in a bowl.
  2. Dissolve the cocoa and vanilla in a cup of hot water and let it cool for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the dissolved cocoa and Jolly “Real Mayonnaise. Mix until everything is combined.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 180C. Prepare the glaze.
  5. Mix all dry ingredients together then add water.
  6. Keep on stirring until a thick consistency is achieved
  7. Pour cake mixture on a greased cake or brownie pan and bake for 30 minutes
  8. Cool for 10 minutes
  9. Pour the chocolate glaze on top of the cake
  10. Add bits of chocolate by scraping a bar of chocolate using an ordinary peeler.


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Have a festive summer!