Dark Chocolate Cake with Decadent Chocolate Mousse Frosting

  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings


2cups sifted cake flour
1cup sugar
2teaspoons baking soda
1/2cup cocoa
1cup mayonnaise (not reduced fat)
1cup cold water
1teaspoon vanilla
3/4cup milk
5tablespoons flour
1stick unsalted butter
1stick salted butter
3/4cup sugar
1teaspoon vanilla
2-- (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.  Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans.
  2. First prepare the cake.  In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and cocoa.  Gradually add the mayonnaise, water and vanilla and blend in.  Turn the mixture into the prepared cake pans and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the frosting.  In a saucepan, combine the milk and the flour to make a paste.  Heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.  It will have the consistency of library paste.  Cool.
  4. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar.  Add the cooled flour and milk mixture and the vanilla.  Blend in.  Add the chocolate and beat until firm but fluffy.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Wishbone Press and Promotions Inc. Talk Turkey to Me (Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 2006).