I baked my first Chocolate mayonnaise cake last weekend,
and for the first time with one of Rose´s cakes, I was
absolutely dissapointed, and I don´t think this is a cake I will
try to bake again.
The batter was a bit liquidy, and there was so little of it, that
I used just one pan.
The cake rose nicely,and domed a little; once cold, it remained
flat. The color was a nice dark brown, the texture reminded me
that of a pudding. When you bit into it, it felt fudgy like.
But… i didn´t like it! I found it had an unappealing aftertaste
and mouthfeel… In my opinion the mayonnaise had too much
protagonism, and in a bad way.
Other “Tasters” also reported a “strange” taste, though they
couldn´t describe it (and I wouldn’t tell beforehand, of course).
I followed the exact insctructions, as always. I used 1/2 tsp
less bicarbonate, as the only adjustement for the high altitude.
If not a measuring problem, what could have been the cause of
this too mayonnaisey-mayonnaisecake?