I finally made this cake that I’ve been seeing online for over a year. It has two ingredients that I’ve always wanted to try out- mayonnaise and coffee. Mayonnaise is supposed to make the cake extra moist as well as deepen the chocolate flavor, and coffee is supposed to do the latter, as well.
I followed the recipe found here exactly. I’ve listed my thoughts below!
So is the mayonnaise cake as good as the internet thinks?!
-I 100% do think this cake was more moist than any other homemade cake I have made! However, I’m not sure that a cake made with buttermilk or sour cream or a similar type of tangy fat would not produce the same effect. It would be interesting to compare how those 3 fats would change the taste/texture of a cake. Overall, I’m sold on the mayonnaise.
– The ingredient I did seem to have an issue with was the coffee, which is funny since it is probably more widely used than mayonnaise. I don’t drink coffee, and the whole time I was baking this I could only smell coffee in my kitchen. The batter tasted SUPER strong of coffee. I’m not sure if it’s because I don’t drink it and I’m more sensitive to the taste or what, but I did not expect to have this taste more like coffee than chocolate. I will say once baked the coffee taste mellowed, but to me, this cake still had a faint taste of coffee. Almost like a mocha cake. Which is not necessarily a bad thing! I do like mocha. But I think in the future I will avoid chocolate desserts that call for coffee in them. I want my chocolate to be chocolate.
If you’ve ever tried baking with mayonnaise or coffee and have a different experience, let me know!!