Isn’t that the cutest thing you ever seen?! Okay well wait a minute I take that back the cutest thing I’ve ever seen is my actually nephew but this is like the second cutest, well um, if you don’t count me (sarcasm) or Hello Kitty (true life)…
So It’s my nephews birthday today I’m going to the party this afternoon but I couldn’t wait to blog about this… Not only to show you this stinking cute cake idea that me and my sister in-law Becky found off pintrest… Are you on pintrest? follow me! Let’s be pintrest friends… you’ll follow me and I’ll follow you and comment on your pins… find me user name is heyjamiebakes… Anyway we found the idea on pintrest. I made my nephew a 6″ smash cake that’s the center cake thats for him to kiss the lion and rip apart and eat… He’s going to learn at an early age he is NEVER getting a box mix for a party as long as I’m around. We decide to go pretty basic with the flavors since he’s only 1 chocolate and vanilla… He gets chocolate because it’s going to look cute all over his face and I mean the kid needs to learn what chocolate cake tastes like…
I did a new recipe for the chocolate cake… Yeah probably not the smartest time to experiment with new cake recipes… I mean I went with my gut always go with your gut… I mean, unless it’s shooting or stabbing someone then in that case you should probably pray and hope you come to your senses… I don’t need to responsible for you going to jail, okay? Lets hug it out.
So this cake is special it has a special ingredient that I can’t really believe I bought or used… It has mayonnaise yep, Mayo… But here’s the deal, You can’t taste it replaces the butter and already has the salt in it and It makes the cake super moist, I hate the word moist I’m shuttering at the thought. I tested a cake It’s really a delight to eat.
You mix your sugars and fat and eggs and flour then add this hot chocolate like mixture which it awesome… I learned a lot yesterday with this cake. pretty much don’t be scared to try new things and venture out with your comfort zone with certain things… I kinda learned that this summer with different things but I thought I’d share it now… Late bloomer… Thick thighs WHATEVER!
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Recipe from Baked Elements: Our 10 favorite ingredients
makes 24 cupcakes or 1 6″ cake and 18 cupcakes
1 3/4 cups boiling hot water
3 oz of dark chocolate
1 2/3 cups of cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups of mayonnaise
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar packed
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 line cupcake pan (if making a cake butter your pan and then coat with cocoa powder no use for flour if making a chocolate cake) Now get your water on the stove and let it get to a rapid boil. Get Cocoa powder and Chocolate in a medium boil While waiting for that to boil sift flour, baking soda and powder sit to the side and get mayo and sugar mixing in a stand mixer until well mixed then add one egg at a time. By that point water should be boiling and taken off heat. you add the to cocoa mixture and whisk till it looks like hot cocoa let cool. Now add flour mixture till well combined scrape side of the bowl then add the chocolate liquid and mix until the batter looks well blended. Pour in pan and tins for a cake half way high and cupcakes I used a 1/4 cup to pour batter in cupcake tin. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until done. Cool.
4 sticks butter softened
6 cups powder sugar
1 tbls vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a bowl beat until fluffy add colors if wanted
Slice cake in the middle to put a filling it there if wanted I just put orange frosting then you ice the cake with frosting then use the opposite color to draw on cheeks then fill in with nose, tounge, eyes and whiskers if wanted. Then I place the cupcakes around the cake I made 2 ears you don’t have to.. I just needed ears I have anal issues on things should be a little accurate. then fill in the rest with mane color mine was orange and for an extra treat I placed reeses pieces on top of the cupcakes
HEY JAMIE BAKES NOTES
DO NOT USE LOW FAT MAYO OR DRESSING!