Saturday, September 6, 2008

The BEST Chocolate Cake....EVER!!

I got this recipe several years ago from a "friend" over at Homeschool Blogger, when I used to blog over there. I honestly can't recall who it was now, as I'd love to give proper credit for this one.

When I was a little girl we use to go to my moms friends and she'd always have the BEST chocolate cake waiting for us. It was just so moist it was unbelievable! One day my mom asked for the recipe and couldn't believe the secret ingredient. Over the years I wondered about that recipe and where I could find it. My mom is no longer here with us and all I remembered was the incredible taste and the secret ingredient.

One day over at HSB I stumbled upon this one and I am pretty sure this is the same recipe as it has the secret ingredient and is SO yummy! In fact I have it baking in the oven right now to take to a dinner we are going to this afternoon.

Chocolate Cake
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup mayonnaise(THE secret ingredient...shhhh)
1 cup water
2 tsp baking soda
4 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
1 tsp vanilla
mix all ingredients in a bowl.
pour batter into 9x13 greased and floured pan(I just spray some Pam)
Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350
cool and frost with frosting and enjoy!
Now, the lady at HSB that I stole this from, put a nice twist on this one. She included a totally yummy MOCHA frosting recipe:
4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.
Beat until smooth and creamy, 2-4 minutes, on medium speed.
Enjoy!! YUM!


The Cooking Lady said...

Beleive it ro not, I have heard about this being a secret ingredient. Go figure...who knew. But if you are going to eat chocolate cake, what's a cup of mayo.

Tell us how it goes.

And check out the yummy brownies we made here last night...oh-my-stars, is all I can say. Cup of cocoa and a dollop of vanilla ice cream would have set that recipe in stone!