nola mayonnaise chocolate cake

Oh, you didn’t know you could bake a chocolate cake using mayonnaise? Well, you can – and it’s delicious! So put your doubts aside and give it a go.


You will need:

335g cake flour
40g cocoa powder
320g 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

1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 23cm 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.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. Sprinkle over the chocolate shavings and enjoy.