Precious’ Chocolate Cake Recipe – it’s a winner!

April 19, 2018, Author: Hello Joburg

The secret ingredient to this lip smackingly delicious chocolate cake is…drumroll please…Nola mayonaisse. We were also a bit stumped, the first time we saw this recipe – but oddly enough it is actually pretty delicious.

So here goes…

Precious’ Chocolate Cake – Serves 8


630ml cake flour

110ml cocoa powder

380ml castor sugar

5ml salt

8ml bicarbonate of soda

300ml Nola Original Mayonnaise

400ml water

5ml vanilla essence

250ml cream

200g dark chocolate, chopped chocolate shavings for garnish


Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 23 cm round baking tin with wax paper.

Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, castor sugar, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Give it a good mix to combine.

In a separate bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, water, and vanilla essence. Add the liquid to the sifted ingredients and stir to combine. Pour into the prepared baking tin.

Bake for 45 minutes, until a cake tester, comes out clean. Cover in tinfoil and leave to cool in the tin (overnight in the fridge is best).

To prepare the ganache, bring the cream to the boil and add the chopped chocolate. Stir until smooth and leave to cool.

Pour over the cake. It’s easiest to do this by placing the cake on a wire rack, so the excess can drip off. Sprinkle over the chocolate shavings and enjoy.

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