Some things just go together—peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, chocolate and mayonnaise. Wait, what? You don’t yet know about how awesome chocolate mayonnaise cake is? If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a wonderfully moist chocolate cake that was created, according to food legend, by the wife of a Hellman’s mayonnaise salesman to help increase his sales. Although it may seem like an odd ingredient, the mayonnaise in this cake actually replaces the vegetable oil that’s typically called for.
And it sorta makes sense if you think about it, since all mayo really is is egg, a little vinegar and oil. And since this chocolate cake is so unusually light, I didn’t think twice about pairing it with chocolate frosting, which I typically would never do. So to all you mayo haters, give mayo one more chance and make this cake. I think it deserves it.