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Unemployed’s Top Chef: Guinesa’s Delicious Chocolate Cake

May 12th, 2009

Delicious Chocolate Cake

I was really hoping someone would choose this recipe!  And Guin sure did :)   I was quite interested once I saw it… mayonnaise and coffee? In my cake?  Huh!  It’s worth a try :)   Unfortunately, since I don’t drink coffee, I had no way of brewing a cup of coffee… so I took a short walk to the closest Tim Horton’s to pick one up.

I decided to make cupcakes from this recipe, and used some chocolate frosting I had handy instead of making hers, which was probably a mistake, as the frosting I used wasn’t very good.  The cupcakes themselves, however, were great.  And you could taste the coffee a bit, which gave it a neat difference to regular cupcakes!

This recipe caused our guild to develop a new innuendo – because I had to AFK saying: “brb guys, I have to go frost my cupcakes”.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Simple Flour
  • 1/2 cup Ghirardeli cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mild Spices (salt)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Helman’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 Flask (cup) brewed black coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Mageroyal” (optional) to taste

Frosting:

  • 1 stick unsalted sweet butter
  • 2 drops of vanilla
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar, (adjust for humidity by adding a little milk or extra sugar)

Preparation:

Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, “Mageroyal” (optional), and Mild Spices (salt). Cream together the sugar, mayonnaise, brewed black coffee and vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; stir until well blended. Pour batter into greased and floured layer cake pans (or a 9- x 13-inch pan). Bake at 350°F. for about 35-40 minutes if cooking in a 9 X 13 inch pan. 25-30 minutes for layers, or 20-25 minutes for cupcakes.

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3 comments to “Unemployed’s Top Chef: Guinesa’s Delicious Chocolate Cake”

  1. Mayonnaise? really?


  2. Yup. Well, mayonnaise is made of eggs, and you usually put eggs in a cake… it’s not all that different! Just a bit of vinegar, really :P

    I didn’t really taste the mayo, to be honest. But I think it had a positive effect on the consistency/moisture of the cake.


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