This is a new recipe I tried and I can tell you one thing. This cake is super moist and so easy! It is made for a triple layer cake with a rich frosting however since I am down to the wire in a bake-a- thon, I decided to make 3 cakes to stand on their own! (I made 2 8″ rounds and 1 loaf)
I will use my own simple chocolate frosting or serve as is with some dusted confectioner sugar!
Enjoy and happy baking!
Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly coat cake pans with nonstick spray and line bottoms with parchment paper; spray again. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat eggs and sugar until pale and doubled in volume, about 4 minutes. Add mayonnaise and vanilla and beat until just combined. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with 1⅓ cups lukewarm water in 2 additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Scrape batter into pans, dividing evenly.
Bake cakes, rotating halfway through, until a tester inserted into the centers comes out clean, 25–30 minutes. Transfer pans to wire racks and let cool 20 minutes before turning out onto racks. Let cool completely.
For the frosting click here to go to original recipe: RECIPE