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”.


  • 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


  • 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)


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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