I was soooo excited to have this hung and sporting off my red and blue collection of pots and pans...now I need to pick up the green cast iron I have been eyeing to balance it all out! Maybe they can go on my Christmas wish list for Santa. After the rack was all hung I screamed again, probably loud enough for the deer to hear.
I was treated by my kiddos and husband to an old family recipe Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with fudge Mayo Frosting! I know it sounds gross....but it was one of my favorites as a little girl and I still love it. Trust me...the mayo makes for the moistest rich chocolate evah!!! Since I can't share the cake (it's almost gone) I can share the recipe.....
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
3 Cups Flour
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
2 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 Cup Water
1 1/2 Cup Real Mayonnaise
2 Teaspoon Real Vanilla
Grease and flour two round pans and line the bottom with wax paper. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Sift together dry ingredients into a large bowl. Stir in mayonnaise. Gradually stir in water and vanilla until smooth and blended well. Pour into pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched. Cool and then remove from pans.
Chocolate Mayonnaise Frosting
1 Cup of Unsalted Butter
2 Tablespoons of Real Mayonnaise
1 Cup of Semi Sweet Chocolate (melted and cooled slightly)
2 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
Pinch of Salt
Beat the butter and mayonnaise in a stand mixer on high until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, slowly add the melted chocolate. Continue mixing on low speed until all of the chocolate in whipped in. Turn off the mixer and add half of the powdered sugar. Add the salt. Mix in until smooth and gradually add the remaining sugar until you achieve the desired stiffness. I personally love mine light and fluffy. Keep in refrigerator for up to a week. Frost at room temperature.
I have a superstition about birthdays. The best years are even years...which means, if I was 30...I would rather say I was a year older and was 31 just to get the "luck" of an even year rather than be younger. I know it sounds weird...and 45 was a good year, but I am very happy to be 46 and have the blessing of an even year ahead of me.
I hope you have a fabulous fall week and enjoy a piece of Chocolate Mayo yumminess on me!