Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes are super moist and full of chocolate taste! These can be mixed and baked in under 30 minutes!
My Grandma Grace was always well known for her Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. The funny thing is, I don’t remember my grandma ever making it. She really wasn’t much of a cook at all. I don’t think she even liked to cook.
My dad always said it was because when they lived in Wyoming she couldn’t figure out how to cook at high altitudes. For someone who didn’t like to cook, she seemed to have some great recipes.
The most famous is her Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes. It sounds gross! I mean, who puts mayonnaise in a cake??? That’s just crazy. We never used to tell people the name until AFTER they had eaten our famous dessert.
Then they couldn’t say, ewwww…..I’m not trying that. Although, now that I think about it, maybe we should have told them because that would have meant more for us!
What ingredients do I need?
- cocoa powder
- baking soda
What type of frosting is best for these cupcakes?
My mom always makes this using Miracle Whip Dressing instead of mayo. Either works fine. It really comes down to what’s in the fridge and what’s your personal preference. Just don’t use a nonfat or low fat mayonnaise.This is probably the easiest homemade cake recipe you will ever make! It takes just one bowl and a handful of ingredients.
Can I make this a chocolate mayonnaise cake instead of cupcakes?
Yes, this recipe can also be baked into a Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. Increase the cooking time to 25-30 minutes, depending on the size of your cake pan.
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Super moist and chocolaty cupcakes
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix sugar, flower, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl.
Add mayonnaise, water and vanilla.
Mix with a spoon until all ingredients are combined
Fill paper lined cupcake holders 2/3 of the way full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Cool on a baking rack. Frost with your favorite frosting.