Monday, December 6, 2010

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

1 Betty Crocker Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 Cup Best Foods Mayonnaise
Ingredients on cake mix instructions

Make cake according to mix instructions. After the batter has been beaten, add the mayo and mix well. Grease and flour two round cake pans (8" or 9"). Pour batter equally into the two pans. Bake at the temp and time indicated on the mix. Cool on a rack upside down until completely cool.

It is important that the cake always be used upside down from now on!

Once cool, the cake can be frosted or frozen, (still upside down). If frozen,wrap in foil after it is frozen hard. Because the mix makes two cakes often freezing one for later works well. Cake can be frozen for 3 to 4 weeks. Cake can be thawed by sitting at room temperature, or thawed in the microwave. If the cake is slightly cool it works better with the frosting than if it is hot.

Once ready to frost, put the cake on several sheets of wax paper as the frosting is liquid and runs, it can make a mess.

Frosting for one cake:
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
3 Tbs. light corn syrup
3 Tbs. heavy cream
1 tube white glossy decorating gel

Melt chocolate. Stir in corn syrup. The consistency will change. Add the cream and stir well. The consistency will change again! Quickly pour onto the cake. Quickly spread on top and sides with a spatula or knife. Quickly draw a line with the shite gel across the center of the cake. This line now becomes the east-west center line. Make several parallel lines above and below the center line, all running east-west. Now using a long knife, drag the knife across the cake running north to south starting on the edge of the cake and work your way back and forth across the cake. You will have a beautiful feather pattern.

The cake is ready to eat or it can sit for several hours in a cool place, but not in the refrigerator. Do not put plastic wrap on this cake because it lifts the frosting right off!

Now, that is the end of my friend Melinda's recipe... Now I will tell you what I do! I love to make it a two layer cake so I double the frosting and put it in the middle of the cake. Then I put whipped cream on top of the frosting. Next comes the second layer of cake. Finish it off with the frosting (to die for) and make your design with the white gel! I often make 2 cake mixes and put them in my large cookie sheets to have a giant cake... which disappears quickly. I have found that if I freeze the cake right in the pan and take it out right before I am ready to use it, I am more successful with the frosting! ENJOY!

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