- 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 whipping cream
- In a mixing bowl, combine water, mayonnaise and vanilla. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda; add to the mayonnaise mixture and beat until well mixed. Fill greased or paper-lined muffins cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in tins 10 minutes; remove to wire racks and cool completely.
- For frosting, combine sugar, cocoa, coffee and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in cream; cover and chill with beaters for 30 minutes. Beat frosting until stiff peaks form. Frost the cupcakes. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Reviews forMocha Cupcakes
"can you use miracle whip instead of mayonnaise? i always have that on hand."
"test from vsathani"
"Why did mine come out doughy and tasting underdone? I baked them as long as the recipe says if not longer."
"Moist and delicious!!"
"Awesome frosting!....it really changes a "good cupcake" to an "amazing cupcake"."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"i HAVE BEEN MAKING THESE CUPCAKES SINCE THEY WERE IN Taste of Home quite some time ago,and they are superb. loucanada"
"Moistest cupcakes that I've ever made. Added coffee granules to the cake and cut back a little on the granules for the frosting."