I Had Chocolate Cake For Breakfast….
I’ve been craving it for days. Chocolate cake and coffee – it was yummy!
One of my favorite childhood memories is having warm chocolate cake with no icing and a smidge of butter, eaten just like corn bread, with my grandmother. She had this great simple recipe called a cocoa mayonnaise cake. Essentially, you use mayonnaise to replace the eggs and butter. However, after I mixed up Grandma’s recipe last night, I discovered I had no mayonnaise to use. Honestly, I only keep it around for this recipe and tuna salad. So I don’t buy it often. I substituted two eggs, a dash of mustard and half a cup of oil. I prefer grapeseed oil, but I’m out right now. Instead I used extra virgin olive oil. Two eggs was probably more than mayonnaise would have provided, but it worked fine and came out light and fluffy. I also prefer to use whole brown sugar.
So I had a warm, yummy piece of chocolate cake this morning with my coffee and thought of Grandma. And Bill Cosby. Speaking of… I think I’ll look him up on Twitter and follow him!