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First, thanks for all the car candy stories! It sounds like that Orbit “mint mojito” gum is a favorite. I’m not supposed to chew gum, really, because of my TMD (temporomandibular disorder), but it couldn’t hurt to taste it, right?
Anyway, I have really been a lazy bum. I have not been knitting or sewing or doing much of anything except passing out in front of the TV. And in keeping with my lazy ways, yesterday I searched for a one-bowl chocolate cake recipe, and I think I found a winner: the One-Bowl Chocolate Mocha Cream Cake. The recipe is from Cooking Light and uses mayo and coffee as the moistening agents. The cake came out quite fudgy and chocolatey, so the fluffy, whipped cream-like mocha frosting paired nicely with it. It’s definitely a keeper! The recipe makes a 13 x 9-inch cake, so it’s pretty large. Unless you’re serving a big group of people, I would suggest maybe cutting the cake in half and frosting just that half (since the frosting has a whipped cream base, you can’t really leave it out overnight), or maybe going with a more traditional frosting would work? I’ll have to try that next time!

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12 Responses to cake

  1. yumyumyum!!
    it’s gotta be in my tum!
    thanks, chum!

  2. jan says:

    I’ve never made a cake with mayo in it, and I just can’t seem to bring myself to do so. Really? Mayo? I see that recipe comes from someone in Austin and I used to live there, so I’m well aware of their crazy ways of making things taste good. Is mayo some secret ingredient I’ve been missing out on all these years?

  3. sara says:

    Sure it wouldn’t hurt to try the gum. Seriously it’s delicious.

  4. Seanna Lea says:

    Ugh! I will make the cake (because I’m a sucker), but first I’m going to find an alternative for mayo. Maybe steep a strong orange herbal tea (replacing coffee) and some Greek style yoghurt.

  5. Sara Rogness says:

    This has been our Favorite cake since the recipe came out- like 2006 or something, right? My husband actually has Willpower, so usually I’m stuck eating entire cakes practically by myself, but not with this one. His willpower is nothing against this cake (which is great since I had pretty much stopped making cakes after having to eat whole ones alone). We love the one-bowl chocolate mocha cake! In fact, just yesterday I passed the recipe along to a neighbor. I’m all for experimenting, but I have a feeling that it just wouldn’t be the same with a more traditional frosting- if you go for it, let me know (I’m interested).

  6. sue says:

    mayo is just oil and eggs, which are called for in many ‘simple’ (no sugar/butter creaming) cakes.
    So what’s the backlash against mayo? too pedestrian an ingredient?

  7. splatigirl says:

    Mint Mojito= best gum ever. Plus it has xylitol in it which my friend ToothCarrie informs me strengthens tooth enamel. So it’s like health gum.
    I offered a piece to a friend the other day and she was all like “oh, it’s mint mojito? No thanks. I don’t like that kind” and I was like WHAT?

  8. Lydia says:

    That cake is bad news! 😉 It looks delicious. But really, what do you do with all that cake? Take it to the office?

  9. Rae says:

    I second Sara’s comment about the mayo. I thought it was a little weird but when i mentioned it to my housemate he was like, “oh, to keep it moist and the eggs to hold it together”. It had stuck me odd there were no eggs in the cake, but I just hadn’t thought about it hard enough.
    Thanks for the recommendation of the recipe, it was great! Perfectly lazy and delicious! Now i just need to have some more people over to help me finish it!

  10. Susan says:

    Mariko, Inspired by your last post I bought actual car candy. My husband was in on the purchase, too! We bought, runts, hot tamales and a bubbelicious extra sour 4 pack. Note on the tamales–they are better when they are stale, because they are hard and the car warms them up and softens them. Not as good. Anyway…it’s funny you posted this cake because my duaghter and I had “experimental kitchen day” last week. We made two kinds of frosting. The first, a marshmallow frosting consisting mainly of corn syrup, was a throwwer-awayyer. The second–tried and true confectioner’s sugar, butter and milk, was a keeper. We decided you shouldn’t fix what’s not broken.

  11. Lara says:

    Wow, this looks yummy though I have always been scared of the mayonnaise-in-cake concept. We are not coffee people, but I am a serious chocolate lover so I am trying this today with hot chocolate istead of coffee 🙂 I’m gonna be brave–Mayo cake, here I come!

  12. YUMMY i’m going to have to give that recipe a try!

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