Dark Chocolate Cake with Double Fudge Icing

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 50 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a foolproof moist chocolate cake. Remember mayonnaise is just eggs and oil. Great recipe from Sally Pasley's Tao of Cooking cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake: Mix mayonnaise, water, sugar and vanilla together until well blended.
  2. Sift cocoa, flour salt and baking soda together.
  3. Stir into liquid ingredients and mix just until blended.
  4. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured sandwich cake tins[8-9 inch size].
  5. Bake in a preheated 375 deg F oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Cool and then ice.
  7. Icing: Bring sugar and cream to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Stir occasinaly to stop cream from boiling over.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Finely chop or grate the chocolate.
  12. Sir into the cream until completely melted.
  13. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  14. Once butter is melted, refrigerate icing until cold.
  15. Once cold beat the icing with an electric mixer or a wooden spoon until thick and of a good spreading consistency.


Most Helpful

I only made the icing on this cake. I'll definitely be making it again...just with less sugar as it was a bit too sweet for us. I think it'd would probably also taste good made with brown sugar. It's a lovely way to make a standard chocolate cake special!

Ginger Rose March 14, 2008

Just made the icing -- it is fantastic and easy to work with. I agree with Wondermima -- it has a gorgeously TRUFFLE taste. Wow.

DoubletheGarlic February 18, 2008

This cake is the only chocolate cake I make now! Soooo good. I haven't made the icing yet, but I LOVE stovetop icing!!!

Dominique353 December 11, 2007

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