Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant brand founded in 1988 by Phil Romano, one of the industry’s leading innovators. Inspired by the Italian country cuisine served in Romano’s grandmother’s kitchen, Macaroni Grill blends Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration from all regions of Italy and the U.S. An extensive wine list and the chain’s unique honor wine system finish out the experience in this polished casual atmosphere.




Macaroni Grill Chocolate Cake

1 3/4 cups mayonaise
1 3/4 cups cold brewed coffee (room temp.)
1/4 oz vanilla
14 oz cake flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
3 oz cocoa powder
3/4 lbs granulated sugar

Ganache Frosting ingredients:

1 cups heavy whipping cream
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut into 1/4-inch pieces


1. Preheat oven to 350º
2. Sift flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and sugar.
3. Mix ingredients, taking care not over mix.
4. Pour batter into a 13X9 inch pan.
5. Bake at 350º for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Fudge Sauce:

1. Bring cream to a simmer in a medium nonreactive saucepan over medium heat.
2. Remove from heat and add chocolate all at once.
3. Let sit for 5 minutes.
4. Whisk the glaze smooth.


1. Cut a fairly large square of cake, and place on a dessert plate. (Still warm, or reheat in microwave slightly)
2. Liberally pour warm fudge sauce over cake.
3. Top with freshly whipped cream ( cool whip for this baby) and chopped nuts.
4. If this is as good as the original, you may wish to place a towel under your chair, as you will probably melt with pleasure after having tasted it. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Are your measurements by weight or volume? If by weight, could you please list the volume also?