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Mocha Cupcakes Recipe

Mocha Cupcakes Recipe

Meet the Cook: This recipe is one that I have called on over the years for numerous occasions - birthdays, PTA meetings, for serving to company, etc. Everyone likes it. My husband and I have two grown children and three granddaughters. -Lorna Smith, New Hazelton, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • MOCHA FROSTING:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • Pinch salt
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the water, mayonnaise and vanilla. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda; add to the mayonnaise mixture and beat until well mixed.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffins cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, combine the, confectioners' sugar, cocoa, coffee granules and salt in a large bowl. Stir in cream. Place mixer beaters in bowl; cover and chill for 30 minutes. Beat frosting until stiff peaks form. Frost the cupcakes. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 421 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Mocha Cupcakes

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mvsvm User ID: 6754766 9620
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"can you use miracle whip instead of mayonnaise? i always have that on hand."

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vsathani User ID: 6821539 12575
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"test from vsathani"

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lovelaughlive User ID: 6297682 200668
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"Why did mine come out doughy and tasting underdone? I baked them as long as the recipe says if not longer."

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BrittneyR User ID: 5831536 9646
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"Moist and delicious!!"

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brodivilhauer User ID: 6022703 9054
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Awesome frosting!....it really changes a "good cupcake" to an "amazing cupcake"."

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vitorriaw User ID: 6006334 11398
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"These cupcakes came out perfectly. They looked as good as they tasted. Both my family and co-workers loved them. The kitchen manager at the restaurant I work in took one bite and said "I love you". Lol. I only had a problem with the frosting as I added too much of the heavy whipping cream. Other than that, they were fantastic!"

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Let's Get Cookin User ID: 5460233 10837
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"As chef/instructor I always had women asking about the cups. A dry measure cup measures to the very top so that the top can be leveled. A wet measuret cup has "space" above the required measurement so that you can move/walk without spilling it! For "firmer" ingredients like mayo, jelly, shortening the dry measure is preferred so that you can level it to the correct measurement."

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Let's Get Cookin User ID: 5460233 12428
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"As retired chef/teacher I always get women asking about the cups. A dry cup measures to the very top so that the top can be leveled. A wet measurement cup has "space" above the required measurment so that you can move/walk without spilling it! For "firmer" ingredients like mayo, jelly, shortening the dry measure is preferred so that you can level it to the correct measurment."

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Luechar User ID: 4403661 9600
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"i HAVE BEEN MAKING THESE CUPCAKES SINCE THEY WERE IN Taste of Home quite some time ago,and they are superb. loucanada"

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caidendean User ID: 3897585 3689
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"Moistest cupcakes that I've ever made. Added coffee granules to the cake and cut back a little on the granules for the frosting."

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BrytEyz User ID: 2759683 200667
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"[quote user="brtedi"] Reguarding the mayonaise, your recipe indicates 1 cup...Is that in wet or dry measurement?

[/quote]
 
Think of the different measuring cups as for liquids or solids rather than wet or dry ingredients.  Mayo is a solid not a liquid, so use the one you formerly thought of as your "dry" measuring cup.
 
Hope that helps!"

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ddhansen User ID: 2721209 10432
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2008

"Do you need to refrigerate cupcakes when they are done since whipping cream is in the frosting?"

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carolbeth User ID: 2679239 7339
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2008

"it measures the same it doesn't matter which way you do it for the mayo"

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carolbeth User ID: 2679239 11313
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2008

"can we use miracle whip instead of mayo"

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barb40hill User ID: 1959165 18427
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2008

"what is the difference? Mayo IS wet."

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brtedi User ID: 2980328 11010
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2008

"Hi, Country Woman! :-)

Mine is a question, rather than a comment. Reguarding the mayonaise, your recipe indicates 1 cup...Is that in wet or dry measurement?
brtedi"

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