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