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