when i was a yungun' my aunt would make something called mayonnaise cake. it actually had miracle whip in it, but she called it mayonnaise cake anyway. imagine my surprise i found a mayo cake recipe on foodbuzz from dunkin cooking the semi-homemade way that i happily veganized. the recipe made 6 cupcakes and 4 individual cakes. i used my bunny shaped cake pans for the leftover batter.
i wish i had the equipment and the time to give these adorable wabbits faces. i was crunched for time so i made a quickie icing with some leftover store bought vanilla icing, tofutti cr. cheez, and some melted chocolate chips. i accented bunnies and cupcakes with sprinkles and dark chocolate squares.
i thought the recipe turned out too dry, which was odd because mayo is such a fatty condiment. i distinctly remember tasting a hint of mayo as a child, but couldn't detect it in here, and the recipe called for a cup of it. perhaps next time i'll add a banana or blended silken tofu to moisten it up. it wasn't chocolatey enough either. don't get me wrong, it was a good cake, just not stellar.
for now, the hunt for that perfect mayo cake continues. anyone have one?