Rating: 3.5 stars
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This is a rich cake and very delicious. You may be surprised by the thought of mayonnaise in the cake, but it is the ingredient that helps make it nice and moist.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9 inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans, and line them with wax paper or parchment.

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  • Sift flour with baking soda. Dissolve 1/3 cup instant coffee in the water.

  • In a large bowl, beat white sugar, 3 eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Blend in mayonnaise and the melted chocolate. Add flour mixture alternately with the coffee to the batter, one-third at a time; mix with electric mixer on low speed after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool cake in pans for 10 minutes. Remove, and cool completely on wire racks.

  • Melt 4 squares chocolate with milk and 2 tablespoons instant coffee in a double boiler; blend until smooth. Pour hot chocolate mixture into the beaten egg, whisking constantly. Allow to cool.

  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Add chocolate mixture to butter mixture, and blend frosting well.

  • When layers have cooled, cut each horizontally to make 4 layers. Fill and frost the cake with the frosting.

Nutrition Facts

692 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 82.3g; fat 40.6g; cholesterol 110.5mg; sodium 404mg. Full Nutrition
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