JulAug Issue – Recipe: Chocoholic’s Cake

Rebekah Naomi Wilbur took her chocolate addiction to new heights with this decadent chocolate cake recipe. Proceed with caution!

Chocoholic Cake Recipe 

Cake Ingredients:

1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 ½ cups sugar
¾ cup dark cocoa powder
4 oz (½ cup salted butter)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
½ cup milk
1 cup scalding hot black coffee
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz melted Lily’s chocolate 
2 large eggs


  1. In a mixing bowl sift flour, baking powder and sugar together.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl combine butter, mayonnaise, cocoa powder, milk and coffee, beat for 2 minutes until fully incorporated and slightly cooled.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, beat for 30 seconds, add eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated, add cooled meted chocolate. Pour into buttered and floured or (cocoa coated) 8 inch pans and bake for 30-35 mins in a pre-heated 350 degree oven. Test with skewer for doneness and allow to cool.

Frosting Ingredients:

8 oz Lily’s chocolate
4 oz heavy cream
4 oz salted room temperature butter


  1. Scald the heavy cream and pour over chocolate, stir until melted, add butter and whip for 30 seconds.

Mousse Ingredients:

4 oz Lily’s chocolate
2 egg whites
½ cup heavy cream
½ tsp orange extract


  1. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler.
  2. Beat the egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form.
  3. Whip heavy cream until soft peaks.
  4. Combine and add orange extract.


Layer the cake with the chocolate mousse and pour over the ganache, smoothing over the sides. Decorate with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

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