Secret To Moist Chocolate Cake

by Lisa K. on Thu, February 14, 2019

We found the SECRET to moist Chocolate Cake. It is something you have in your fridge and something you will never thought of using in a cake. But keep an open mind and trust us. IT WORKS! Ready?? It is a dollop of mayonnaise *insert shocked emoji*. Once all that negative reaction has passed your head, calm down and give it a try.

the ultimate MOIST chocolate cake

Serves 8 - 10 people

Overbeating cake batter will make cake firm and hard.

Mayonnaise keeps cake moist and tender.

Foodster's Verdict

Secret To Moist Chocolate Cake


  • Preparation
    30 minutes
  • Total
    1hour 5minutes
    Coffee Mix
    185ml hot coffee
    40g cocoa powder

    Flour Mix
    175g flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    ¼ tsp. baking powder
    ¼ tsp. salt

    Egg Mix
    260g castor sugar
    2 eggs, room temperature
    100g mayonnaise
    1 tsp. vanilla essence

    Chocolate Ganache
    250g semi-sweet chocolate chips
    250ml cream
    2 tbsp. butter

1. Preheat oven to 175˚c and grease & flour a 9 inch cake tin and line the bottom with parchment paper.

2. Mix hot coffee with cocoa powder together and let it cool down to room temperature.

3. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

4. Beat sugar and eggs on medium speed until light and fluffy. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Beat in mayonnaise and vanilla essence until well combined.

6. Alternatively, mix in flour mixture and coffee mixture into the egg mixture until all are well combined into a cake batter. Don’t overbeat.

7. Pour cake batter into cake tin and bake in preheated oven until cake it cooked. A skewer should come out clean. This should take about 30 – 35 minutes.

8. Remove cake from oven and let it cool for 15 minutes. Then tip it out onto a wire cooling rack and let it cool to room temperature.

9. For the chocolate ganache, gently heat up cream in a pot and pour in chocolate chips and butter. Take off the stove and stir with a wooden spoon until chocolate has melted.

10. Pour chocolate ganache onto cake and spread out to coat evenly.