Add A Little Mayonnaise To Your Batter For Rich, Moist Chocolate Cake

If your chocolate cakes come out a little dry from time to time, the solution may be one of the most unexpected items in your fridge: a cup of mayonnaise. To some, it's an old baking trick that's been around longer than cake mixes, but to others, it's an unexpected addition that can add moistness and richness, even if it sounds a little gross.

The mayonnaise trick is actually an old one, so if you've been baking for a long time or learnt from someone who's been baking for ages, you may know it already. Mayo is essentially oil, vinegar and egg, and while you could just add an extra egg to try and get the same effect, The Kitchn points out that the oil makes the cake tender, the egg helps the batter retain moisture, and the acid in the vinegar really brings out the chocolate flavour.

They go to the step of suggesting you make your own mayonnaise, something we've suggested before, but of course that's optional. Have you made a mayonnaise cake before, or does this just sound too out there for you? Whatever you think, let's hear it in the comments below.

Try This! Put a Cup of Mayonnaise In Your Next Chocolate Cake [The Kitchn]


Comments

    I have never tried this nor have I ever thought to....but I want to .

    Another option for making super moist cake is grating up Zucchini. Can't remember how much, but there are recipes floating around for choc zucchini cake. It's gorgeous, and you can't even taste the zucchini or its texture

    this would indeed work well, giving it a 'creamier' texture...but if you want moistness with maximum chocolate flavour, the secret is BEETROOT
    http://gourmettraveller.com.au/chocolate-and-beetroot-cake.htm

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