You may have heard of adding Hellmann’s mayonnaise to a potato salad or a classic coleslaw for a killer side dish, but have you thought about adding mayo to a chocolate cake?
Yes, you read right. Mayonnaise is simply a mixture of oil, egg and a bit of vinegar so it’s not exactly as outlandish as you may think.
Adding a cup of mayonnaise makes all the difference in your dessert if you’re aiming for a rich, silky and moist texture. So be bold, be creative and open your mind because these recipes require a specific ingredient many people dare not add to their dessert.
Here are the top 5 desserts we think you should try with Hellmann’s original mayonnaise:
- Hellmann’s posh brownies.
When it comes to any Hellmann’s recipe, we believe in going big or simply not going at all. Brownies do not have to be dull. Make them ‘posh’ by adding about half a cup of Hellmann’s Original Mayonnaise for a decadent dessert that melts in your mouth. Try adding a few mini marshmallows or chocolate chips for an extra bit of oomph.
Mayonnaise, especially Hellmann’s, is smooth and ultra-creamy making it perfect to add to any meal. Adding a dollop of mayo to your next batch of biscuit-batter will ensure it remains crispy on the outside, and gooey on the inside. Be wary of adding too much as you do not want to alter the texture or taste of your biscuits.
If you are running short of oil or eggs for your cupcakes, you can substitute these ingredients with Hellmann’s mayonnaise. Not only will you have a rich flavour and moist cupcakes, but using mayonnaise as a substitute will ensure that your cupcakes stand out from the crowd.
- Super-Moist Chocolate Cake.
Need we say more? Let’s face it; not all aspiring bakers know how to make a moist, fluffy and flavoursome chocolate cake. Sometimes the cake is crumbly, sometimes it’s as dry as a desert and other times your chocolate cake tastes more like porridge. While many may think the secret to the super-moist chocolate cake is in the name, we think the secret is in Hellmann’s original mayonnaise.
- Mayonnaise frosting.
Certain cakes and cupcakes are not complete without a tasty frosting; and sometimes it’s necessary to set aside the usual buttercream, ganache, whipped cream and cream cheese that are way too common these days. Combining milk, flour, butter, sugar, vanilla extract and mayonnaise will leave you with a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth frosting that’s a little different to the norm.
When it comes to baking, it’s best to think outside of the box and adding Hellmann’s mayo to a dessert is the perfect ingredient for a delicious final product. You never know what you might whip up in the kitchen.
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