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These chocolate mayonnaise cupcakes can be made in under 30 minutes.
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5 from 27 votes

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

Super moist and chocolaty cupcakes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Cupcakes
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 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.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.7mg