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Mayo in cake mixture?

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JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 08:59:13

Morning guys!

So I came across a recipe this morning off good old Facebook which said to replace eggs and butter which MAYO!

I've looked online and seen a recipe for a Chocolate Mayo Cake which has a lot of good reviews saying add more chocolate in but then there are a few reviews that it became crumbly and you could taste the Mayo.

I love baking buns and cakes so I'm very tempted to try this recipe but I hate Mayo so don't wanna bake it and be able to taste it 😩

Has anybody done this before and it has worked or have a recipe I could use?

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JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 09:34:13


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lynmilne65 Thu 27-Sep-18 09:35:13

Stupid if you hate it

EBearhug Thu 27-Sep-18 09:36:04

I made mayo biscuits once. They were fine, but I haven't bothered since...

lynmilne65 Thu 27-Sep-18 09:36:05

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MsHomeSlice Thu 27-Sep-18 09:36:30

no, it's lovely...normal mayo, nothing fancy and no, you cannot taste mayo in the cake, it's oil and eggs and a miniscule amount of vinegar

I put a recipe up a while back, I'll see if I can't find it.

TamiTayorismyparentingguru Thu 27-Sep-18 09:39:26

I’ve heard of this before but never really understood why you would do it unless it was to avoid dairy. (In which case you’d need to be ensuring your chocolate was proper quality dark chocolate with no dairy content too.)

There are plenty of good chocolate cake recipes out there - honestly, I would choose another one. (If it is because of a desire/need to be dairy free there are recipes which use oil instead of butter, or I have successfully changed butter for a dairy-free spread like Vitalite before and it’s been fine.)

Coconutcreampie Thu 27-Sep-18 09:40:01

@lynmilne65 thank god you came on the thread. Your insightful and helpful comments have meant the OP now has all she needs and no further responses are required to her question. Now pull that wasps nest from out your vagina and fuck off me dear

MsHomeSlice Thu 27-Sep-18 09:40:52

blimey lynmilne65 wrong side of the bed for you this morning was it??

This is almost identical to the recipe I use

But I use black coffee not boiling water and make it inan eight in deep tin....a 7inch sandwich tin will e too small
and ice it with ganache, chocolate melted in cream, not bettycrocker shite.

RB68 Thu 27-Sep-18 09:41:58

It saves having eggs and butter or marg in - you can also find recipes that use oil rather than fat and normal eggs - its just another way of making up the mixture. - I suppose you could also use light so reducing the calories. Bit of a novelty really.

Coconutcreampie Thu 27-Sep-18 09:42:03

@just been nosy, I've never tried mayo but I frequently substitute butter for vegetable oil which is lovely and I once used mashed sweet potato in brownies instead of butter to make them vegan and they were incredible so in my experience there is no harm in trying something different

Coconutcreampie Thu 27-Sep-18 09:42:43

*instead of butter and eggs in brownies sorry

JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 09:46:36

@lynmilne65 thank you. I really appreciate the time and effort you made to comment on this thread 🤔🤔

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JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 09:47:38

@EBearhug I don't really do biscuits to be fair anyway, and I wouldn't have thought mayo would have worked in them either haha

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JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 09:48:20

@TamiTayorismyparentingguru and I would have never thought of doing it but after reading this recipe I saw I'm now intrigued!

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JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 09:49:20

@MsHomeSlice thank you! I'll have a look and give it a go!

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JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 09:51:06

I don't want to try it because of any dairy allergies or anything like that, I just saw it and thought it was pretty bizarre to have Mayo in a cake so wondered if anyone had tried it and if it was worth trying myself.

Thanks for all the helpful replies ❤️❤️

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Musicalstatues Thu 27-Sep-18 09:53:50

This recipe was on blue peter when I was a child, and my mum used to make it for us (well, using mayo instead of eggs, can’t comment in the other ingredients)
Still to this day it is one of the nicest cakes I’ve ever had. So yummy and moist. Sounds crazy but it really works!!

JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 09:59:29

@Musicalstatues when I've been looking online it seems that it was popular a long time ago and people saying that they remember their grandparents making it for them!

I think I'm going to give it a go anyway and see how it turns out!
I have a taste tester ready and waiting 😂

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JannerBird Thu 27-Sep-18 09:59:46

I use the old Blue Peter recipe too! Am absolute favourite in our house.

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JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 10:00:35

@JannerBird oooh! Do you have a link or anything for this Blue Peter recipe please?

I've got a feeling it maybe a popular one!

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MsForestier Thu 27-Sep-18 10:00:41

Here's a link to Sue Lawrence's Chocolate Surprise Cake. The surprise being the mayo!

MsForestier Thu 27-Sep-18 10:06:05

Here's Sue Lawrence's coca cola frosting to go with it. Melt butter, cola, cocoa over low heat and when cool, pour into sifted icing sugar and beat til smooth.

JustBeenNosey Thu 27-Sep-18 10:08:30

@MsForestier thank you! I'll have a look at that one!

The one I've been looking at is this one:

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