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Making chocolate cake and 5 other uses for mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a much-loved essential ingredient in almost every SA home. Creamy and delicious, it can be used for anything, and we’re about to prove it to you! You can use B-well’s luxurious Thick & Creamy Mayo for any one of these tips, tricks or recipes


Mayo is great for removing labels and the residue of label glue from plastic and glass containers, whether it’s a pickle jar or a coffee tin. We love repurposing these to help keep ingredients organised in the kitchen. Pull off as much of the label or sticker as you can, and rub a thick layer of mayonnaise over whatever’s left. Allow to sit for a few minutes before buffing off with a coarse cloth.


Mayonnaise isn’t just the ideal dipping sauce for your chicken strips. Coating your chicken in mayo before rolling it in breadcrumbs and frying will help the crumbs stick fast to the meat, making it even crunchier. The oil in the mayonnaise also helps to prevent the chicken from drying out while it’s cooking. Delicious!


Finger marks and smudges on stainless steel appliances or kitchenware can be frustrating, but a jar of mayonnaise and a soft dusting cloth are here to save the day. Smear a small amount of mayo on your cloth and use it to shine your stainless steel goods to restore them to their former glory.


Come rain or shine, winter or summer, South Africans will braai. But if there’s one thing that can dampen the spirits, it’s half of your gorgeous piece of fresh fish sticking to the braai grid when you try to burn it. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise onto your fish before popping it on the braai. It will prevent the skin from sticking and will add some extra secret flavour.


If you have little ones at home, you have probably had to deal with gum stuck in their hair or in your carpets or even a fluffy jersey. Massage a dollop of two of mayonnaise into the gum and the surrounding area, and it will work its magic in just a couple of minutes. The oil will help to loosen the gum and you’ll be able to pull it away with ease.


Although it may sound like a strange thing to do, replacing the oil and eggs in a chocolate cake with mayonnaise will help you to bake the best moist chocolate cake ever. The oil in the mayo allows for a rich texture and the tanginess brings out the natural sweetness of the chocolate.

B-well’s Rich & Creamy Mayo is dairy- and gluten-free and vegan, so this is an amazing swap to the perfect slice a possibility for a range of dietary requirements.

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1½ tsp baking powder
⅓ cup cocoa powder
Pinch salt
1 cup B-well Thick & Creamy Mayo
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. Preheat oven to 180℃. Grease a 23 cm square baking tin.
2. Sift all the dry ingredients together.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the mayo, water and vanilla together.
4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.
5. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through.
6. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Top with your favourite icing.

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Words: Kate Turner
Photography: Courtesy images; Pexels

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