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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

 Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
Chocolate and orange are perfect together in these fudgy morsels. To give them a moist brownie-like texture, I add mayonnaise. The cupcakes taste even better when served with a scoop of homemade ice cream.
9 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In
  • another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, orange peel and vanilla;
  • gradually add orange juice until blended. Stir into dry ingredients
  • just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips (batter will be thick).
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for
  • 18-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10
  • minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 9 cupcakes.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 273 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.