Halloween Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcake Recipe

Saturday, October 31, 2015
I love this vintage recipe for chocolate mayonnaise cake. These are moist and stay for days fresh the problem is they don't last long on our table! One of my all time favorites recipes. I used my old time recipe batter for making cupcakes this year for a Halloween festive treat. You can use canned or homemade frosting. The kids will love you for these!

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe

3 eggs
1 devils food cake mix
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup water 


Homemade or store bought frosting
Halloween sprinkles

Mix all the above cake ingredients beating with an electric mixer for 3 to 4 minutes then pour into paper lined cupcake tins. You can also use a bundt pan or 13x9 sheet cake pan that is heavily greased. Bake at 350 until toothpick comes clean in middle around 35 to 45 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes .  Garnish and decorate however you like.

 Chocolate Frosting Recipe

1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cup (3 sticks)  butter softened
5 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Whip the butter with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar at a time alternating with milk until all blended and incorporated then add vanilla last. Beat until creamy and smooth around 5 to 10 minutes. If too thick add more milk until is spreads easy. Spread on the cooled cake.

Vanilla Frosting:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
4 tablespoons softened butter
2 tablespoons milk
pinch of salt
 Optional: Food coloring of choice. Either use gel orange coloring or regular food coloring to make orange use red and yellow.

Beat all together all ingredients together. 
Add food coloring to get orange I used 1 drop red and 3 drops yellow.

1 comment

  1. Using mayonnaise to make cupcakes is new to me. They look very festive and beautiful, Claudia.


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