Chocolate mayonnaise cake

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    Nautilus Member

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    I used to have a recipient for a chocolate mayonnaise cake that was absolutely delicious but unfortunately I cannot find it any more. The recipient sounds so wrong using mayonnaise instead of fat and I was very wary of giving it a go first time I tried. But wow, it is so moist and tasty. I'm really hoping to try it again.
     
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    Jessi Well-Known Member

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    I haven't done this in a long time, but I enjoy the mayo chocolate cake, too. Using sour cream instead is even better!

    I actually do this with box mixes instead of from scratch. It's an easy way to bring life to an otherwise boring box cake mix.
     
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    Sounds intriguing, I've never tried this myself! I've used yoghurt and buttermilk in cake recipes, but never mayo!
     
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    This does sound interesting! I have used applesauce and sour cream, but have never heard of using mayo before. I know mayo tastes a bit salty, does it make the cake taste more salty or do you not notice a difference?
     
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    Sour cream sounds like it could be an interesting variation. I am surprised that not many people have used mayo.
     
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    I have heard that using mayonnaise in cake makes it more moist and that it is really good. I do wonder for those of you who have used the mayo, yogurt, or even the applesauce what is the ingredient in the normal mix does this replace? I am asking because I would like to do a healthier version of cake and the applesauce idea has my attention.
     
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    I love chocolate cake, but I'm not a fan of mayonnaise. I can see how it would work though.

    I have added applesauce instead of using sugar. It's supposed to be a sugar substitute. My results weren't nothing to talk about. I have heard that prune puree works even better, but I haven't tried it.
     
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