If you've ever been in the Chicagoland area, you're sure to have heard people singing the praises of Portillo's, especially their chocolate cake. Now, with only five ingredients, you can make and enjoy Better-Than-Portillo's Chocolate Cake at home. Some say that this is the exact recipe for Portillo's chocolate cake, but you have to make it to find out. There's a special ingredient that sounds a bit strange, but makes this cake as rich and as decadent as can be. You'll want to eat every single crumb of this chocolate confection.
•1 box Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake
•1 cup ice cold water
•1 cup mayo
•2 cans Betty Crocker chocolate frosting
1.Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and grease (2) nine inch cake pans
2.In the bowl of your mixer, combine cake mix, eggs, water, and mayo on low speed for 30 seconds, then mix on high for about 4 minutes.
3.Split the batter evenly between the two cake pans.
4.Place in the oven for about 30-32 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
5.Allow the cakes to rest for about 5 minutes, then transfer them out of the pans, and onto wire cooling racks to cool for about an hour.
6.Place one of the cakes on a plate and spread about 3/4 of one jar of frosting on the top of the cake. Place the second cake on top and use the remaining frosting (1 1/4 jars) to coat the top of the cake, and the sides.