Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Who does'nt love chocolate?

I am a sweet tooth, so is Ian, my husband.  And we always crave chocolates.=)

And so for my first cupcake flavor, I decided to search for a chocolate cupcake recipe over the net.
So many to choose from.....so I tried some.....failed......tried again.....failed.....

Then I came across one recipe that had one different ingredient.
MAYONNAISE!.....was quite hesitant at first ( having seen a lot of recipes and it all had the same ingredients more or less ).

I never thought it can be used in baking, its always butter and eggs.  But a comment from the post said it was an ingredient in making "Portillos chocolate cake".

Time to put it to a test.....i secretly hoped THIS was THE ONE.

WOW!...it was delish!.....even without frosting.

Got it from Aikko of Bake Happy, the perfectly moist chocolate cake recipe.
Her Ma's recipe ( Thank you Ma! ).....it's heavenly.


2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. In a bowl, mix mayonnaise and sugar until smooth.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa.  Mix well.
3. Add a third of the flour mixture to the mayonnaise mixture.
4. Add 1/2 of the water required.  It will look sloppy at first but it will come together.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all flour mixture and water has been added to the mayonnaise mixture.
6. Add the vanilla extract last.
7. Pour in pan and bake at 350F for 40-50 mins for cake and 12-15 mins for cupcakes.

***tap the pan to let the air out before baking.


If you are new to baking and would want a step by step ( with pictures ) instruction on making this yummy cake, visit her blog.  She's nice and so accommodating.  Even answered a few of my questions.

Here's a picture of what I made using her recipe.....( I made it into cupcakes by the way ).
Was'nt able to take a picture before I frosted the cuppy.  But this is nicer compared to a naked cupcake.;)

 And more....


1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed the cupcakes, Dianne! You're cupcakes look absolutely charming! Keep it up! :)



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...