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Cake Recipe Using Hellman's Mayonaise-Anyone Have It?

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Anna 'Boo' Carroll Nov 21, 2004 04:29 PM

I have exhausted myself trying to find the perfect cupcake in NYC. The only one I have found that was edible came from The Little Pie Company. I read where that adorable Amy Sedaris makes cupcakes for a local bakery? Restaurant? sometimes. Her brother David, the writer, said her cupcakes are the best because they are 'so moist.' They did live, for a time, in the South, so I wonder if this is her secret.

I am looking for a cake/cup cake recipe using Hellman's mayonaise. I know it exists because so many Southern cooks talked about using it when I was growing up and not caring a bit about baking anything but my body at the beach.

Anyone out there know where I can find this recipe? I am looking for the most MOIST cake I can bake. Just bought a 5-Speed Hand-Held KITCHEN AID and am eager to start bakin' again. My expensive, professional KITCHEN AID is sitting on top of the fridge with the Halloween masks.

HELP!

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    Nyleve Nov 21, 2004 04:57 PM

    I think I have pasted a link to the classic chocolate mayo cake below. It's on the Hellmann's website.

    Link: http://www.mayo.com/recipeDisplay.asp...

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      La Dolce Vita Nov 21, 2004 10:42 PM

      In Rose Levy Beranbaum's book, "The Cake Bible," there is a recipe for Down-Home Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake on p. 64.

      In the introduction to the recipe, Beranbaum says this "utterly moist" cake was invented by a Hellmann's mayonnaise salesman, and "is the kind of cake that your mother may have made for you if you were a child in the fifties."

      I have not made this particular cake, but if it is anything like the other cakes in this book, it will be spectacular.

      Hope this helps.

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        Anna 'Boo' Carroll Nov 22, 2004 07:15 PM

        I do have this book in the next room and will rush in and find it. Thanks so much. Have a great Thanksgiving. I'll let everyone know when I make it this week if it tastes as moist as I want. Sure it will. She's awesome.

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          Anna 'Boo' Carroll Nov 22, 2004 07:15 PM

          I do have this book in the next room and will rush in and find it. Thanks so much. Have a great Thanksgiving. I'll let everyone know when I make it this week if it tastes as moist as I want. Sure it will. She's awesome.

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            karin Nov 23, 2004 12:16 PM

            This cakes rocks! It's delicious and couldn't be easier-just don't overbake it. It's also great in a pinch when you don't have eggs or butter around.

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            jennyantepenultimate Nov 22, 2004 03:25 PM

            You can usually sub in about 1/3 to 1/2 cup mayo for each egg a recipe calls for in an emergency situation. I do this when I find wanting to make a cake but am missing one. But don't tell anyone because the reaction to the news (if not the taste, necessarily) can be a bit strong. Mayo being mainly eggs and oil, it can result in your recipe being a bit richer. Probably not a good idea to sub if you have any less than full-fat version. I have also subbed in mayo for an egg in a cheesecake but I cannot recommend this one. :p

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              pickynickys Nov 27, 2004 05:02 PM

              i make fabulous cakes/cupcakes and have a special order gourmet business in montclair, nj.

              for that hellman's mayo cake recipe, try going to their website, usually they list it.

              if you google: nicky mesiah or nicolette mesiah, mesiaheventplanners.com, you'll get an idea of the cakes. my roots are new orleans & buffalo, ny and we 'love' to eat!

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