Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes are super moist and full of chocolate taste! This one bowl recipe is made with eight simple ingredients and can be whipped up in no time and baked in just 15 minutes. No eggs, just mayonnaise and you'd never know it was in there. This is probably the easiest homemade cake recipe you'll ever make. It takes just one bowl and a handful of pantry ingredients.
My Grandma Grace was always well known for her Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake or cupcakes,. This recipe came from her. My mom makes this anytime the family is together. You just can't go wrong with these great tasting chocolate cupcakes.
Made with pantry ingredients
One of the reasons this recipe is so great is you use ingredients you already have in your pantry. You use sugar, flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, mayonnaise, water and vanilla. That's it! There are not any eggs, oil, milk or butter.
Another reason this is a great recipe is everything just goes into one bowl and you stir with a spoon. No special equipment needed.
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.
Can I make this into a 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. This makes a soft, moist cake and it isn't best for stacking into layers. When I make this into a cake I usually bake in a glass 9 x 13" rectangular baking dish. I leave the cake in the pan after baking and once fully cooled, I add a chocolate frosting. It's okay to serve right in the pan. It makes a casual and rustic presentation.
Other favorite cupcake recipes:
- Lemon Cupcakes
- Confetti Cupcakes
- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
- Applesauce Cake
- Peanut Butter Cupcakes- from Sally's Baking Addiction
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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes
- Mix sugar, flour, 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 ⅔ of the way full.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Cool on a baking rack. Frost with your favorite frosting.
Can I make this into a 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.
This recipe was originally posted in January of 2105.