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Macaroni Grill Chocolate Cake

Dive into the world of indulgence with Macaroni Grill’s luscious Chocolate Cake topped with velvety Fudge Sauce. This dessert masterpiece strikes the perfect balance between rich flavors and sweet comfort, making it a dreamy treat for any occasion.


Macaroni Grill Chocolate Cake
Prep: 15 mins Total: 40 mins Yields: 8

Why you’ll like it

  • Ingredient Combinations: The intriguing combination of mayonnaise and cold brewed coffee results in a cake that’s unbelievably moist and tender.
  • Chocolatey goodness: The cocoa powder and granulated sugar work their magic to create a harmonious blend of chocolatey goodness.

chocolate fudge cake

Macaroni Grill’s chocolate cake recipe

What is the Romano’s Macaroni Grill chocolate cake?

Macaroni Grill’s Chocolate Cake with Fudge Sauce is a dessert that transcends expectations. It’s a symphony of moist cake unexpectedly using mayonnaise as the magic ingredient, paired with a luxurious fudge sauce that takes every bite to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • Mayonnaise – 1 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • Coffee – 1 3/4 cups cold brewed coffee at room temperature
  • Vanilla – 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Flour – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Baking soda – 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • Cocoa powder – 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • Granulated sugar – 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

For the Fudge Sauce:

  • Whipping cream – 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Semisweet chocolate – 8 ounces semisweet chocolate cut into 1/4 inch pieces

Instructions

For the cake preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and sugar into a bowl.
  3. Mix these dry ingredients with the mayonnaise, vanilla, and brewed coffee, being cautious not to overmix. The batter will have a thick consistency.
  4. Pour the batter into a 13X9 inch pan.
  5. Bake the batter at 350ºF for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges clean.

For creating the fudge sauce:

  1. Heat the cream and bring it to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate all at once.
  3. Allow this mixture to sit for about 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk the mixture until the glaze becomes smooth and consistent.

For assembly:

  1. Cut a nicely sized square of the cake and place it on a dessert plate.
  2. Pour the warm fudge sauce over the cake while the cake is still warm, or you can reheat it slightly using a microwave.
  3. Enhance the indulgence by topping it off with a scoop of classic vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream (leave the cool whip aside for this special treat).
  4. Optionally sprinkle on some chopped nuts for extra texture and flavor.

Tips

  • Use quality cocoa powder for a deep chocolate flavor.
  • Cold-brewed coffee adds richness to the cake; make sure it’s at room temperature.
  • To create a glossy fudge sauce, ensure the chocolate pieces are finely cut.

Variations

  • Add a dash of espresso powder to intensify the chocolate flavor.
  • Incorporate a pinch of sea salt to the fudge sauce for a delightful contrast.

chocolate fudge serving

How to serve this chocolate cake

  • Present the Macaroni Grill Chocolate Cake with Fudge Sauce as the ultimate finale to a delightful meal.
  • Warm the fudge sauce slightly and drizzle it over a generous slice of the cake.
  • Complete the experience with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

With its rich, satisfying taste, this dessert is sure to become a cherished favorite among your family and friends.

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Macaroni Grill Chocolate Cake

Caroline Sciberras
Dive into the world of indulgence with Macaroni Grill's luscious Chocolate Cake topped with velvety Fudge Sauce. This dessert masterpiece strikes the perfect balance between rich flavors and sweet comfort, making it a dreamy treat for any occasion.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

For the cake

  • 1 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 3/4 cups cold brewed coffee room temp.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

For the fudge sauce:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate cut into 1/4 inch pieces

Instructions
 

For the cake preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and sugar into a bowl.
  • Mix these dry ingredients with the mayonnaise, vanilla, and brewed coffee, being cautious not to overmix. The batter will have a thick consistency.
  • Pour the batter into a 13X9 inch pan.
  • Bake the batter at 350ºF for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges clean.

For creating the fudge sauce:

  • Heat the cream and bring it to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate all at once.
  • Allow this mixture to sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Whisk the mixture until the glaze becomes smooth and consistent.

For assembly:

  • Cut a nicely sized square of the cake and place it on a dessert plate.
  • Pour the warm fudge sauce over the cake while the cake is still warm, or you can reheat it slightly using a microwave.
  • Enhance the indulgence by topping it off with a scoop of classic vanilla ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream (leave the cool whip aside for this special treat).
  • Optionally sprinkle on some chopped nuts for extra texture and flavor.

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