Sunday, September 6, 2009
We hosted a lunch yesterday, to celebrate the baptism of our son. Of the several made-from-scratch desserts I baked especially for this event, this cake was my favorite - and it was actually leftovers from the night previous; a dessert I had brought with us to visit with friends. And horrors, it's made from a boxed mix!
Although I don't believe anything could ever top Beatty's Chocolate Cake; for a wonderfully quick and easy dessert that's moist, flavorful and absolutely delicious, this cake...takes the cake.
Hellmann's Chocolate Mayo Cake
Makes one, 2 layer 9 inch cake
1 box devil's food cake mix
1 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and lightly flour two 9 inch round cake pans, set aside.
Beat cake mix, mayonnaise, water, eggs and cinnamon for 30 seconds in a large bowl with electric mixer on low speed. Beat on medium speed, scraping sides occasionally, for 2 minutes. Divide batter between the two prepared pans.
Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out cleanly. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack, remove from pans and cool completely.
Makes 2 cups
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 2/3 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/3 to 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Cream the butter in a large bowl. Blend in the vanilla and alternate the cocoa powder and icing sugar with the cream.
Beat with an electric mixer, adding enough cream to reach desired texture.