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Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Donna Ferrante

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. hot strong brewed coffee
⅔ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 c. flour
tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
tsp. baking powder
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
⅔ c. mayonnaise
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Whisk hot coffee and cocoa together and let stand. Preheat oven to 350F. Line bottom of 2 (9-inch) cake pans with parchment circles, then spray parchment with baking spray. If you would rather make a sheet cake, grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.

Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a separate bowl, set aside.

Combine sugar and eggs in a large bowl and beat on medium-low speed until light and fluffy. Add mayonnainse and vanilla and beat on low speed until combined. Stir in flour mixture alternately with coffee mixture in small additions, starting and ending with flour.

Turn into prepared pans and bake about 20 to 25 minutes, until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with just moist crumbs and cake springs back to the touch. Cool on wire rack for about 20 minutes; remove from pans when cool enough to handle. Cool completely before frosting with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 to 10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I know what you're thinking, "mayonnaise in cake?!", but yes indeed. That's how you get that super moistness. It's another one of my dad's surprising culinary finds. To make this a true chocolate lover's delight, coat the top with a layer of chocolate ganache on top of the frosting; make it thin enough to allow it to run over the sides just a little!! Yum.

 

 

 

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