From time to time, when I peruse chocolate cake recipes to bake, I come across the chocolate cake from Portillo’s in Chicago. It’s a restaurant known for Chicago style hot dogs, Italian beef and chocolate cake. The recipe I found on a couple different sites (including Hellman’s) uses a chocolate cake mix, eggs, water and mayonnaise (as opposed to vegetable oil). You could also add chocolate chips, but i forgot. I also went with a homemade chocolate frosting. It is 100 degrees in CT this weekend, so I kept the cake in the fridge. My hubby is not a cake person, but he loves himself some frosting and he was a fan of this frosting!
- 1 chocolate cake mix (i used devil’s food)
- 1 cup cold water
- 3 eggs,
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Spray 2 nine inch cake pans with baking spray. In a bowl, combine cake mix, water, eggs and mayo. Beat on medium speed with a mixer for 2-3 minutes. Add chips. Divide evenly into prepared pans. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs. Remove from oven. Cool 10 minutes in pans. Remove from pans and cool completely.
- Frosting ingredients
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups baking cocoa
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
Directions- combine ingredients and beat on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed until creamy. Frost cake
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