Create A Stir With This Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake

What? You didn’t know you could bake a chocolate cake with mayonnaise? Well now you do and trust us, it’s delicious. This recipe from the good folks at Nola, South Africa’s much-loved mayonnaise, is really creating a stir (…..get it?).

Precious’ Chocolate Cake – a recipe that will have the whole family licking their lips:


630ml (335g) cake flour

110ml (40g) cocoa powder

380ml (320g) castor sugar

5ml salt

8ml bicarbonate of soda

300ml Nola Original Mayonnaise

400ml water

5ml vanilla essence

250ml cream

200g dark chocolate, chopped chocolate shavings for garnish


Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 23 cm round baking tin with wax paper. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, castor sugar, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Give it a good mix to combine. In a separate bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, water, and vanilla essence. Add the liquid to the sifted ingredients and stir to combine. Pour into the prepared baking tin. Bake for 45 minutes, until a cake tester, comes out clean. Cover in tinfoil and leave to cool in the tin (overnight in the fridge is best). To prepare the ganache, bring the cream to the boil and add the chopped chocolate. Stir until smooth and leave to cool. Pour over the cake. It’s easiest to do this by placing the cake on a wire rack, so the excess can drip off. Sprinkle over the chocolate shavings and enjoy.

Make sure you call on NOLA Mayonnaise to Create A Stir in your kitchen. Its creamy texture and delicious versatility inspires new ways with food that will leave your friends and family wanting more.

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