Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

2 cups sifted flour
2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 large eggs
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup reduced- calorie mayonnaise
1 1/3 cups cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Ready your cupcake pans with liners.  Onto a piece of wax paper, sift the flour cocoa baking soda, and baking powder.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until fluffy.  Reduce the speed to low and blend in the mayonnaise.

Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour mixture into the egg mixture, 1/3 at a time, alternating with the water and beginning and ending with the flour.

Fill your cupcake pans 2/3 full

and bake approx. 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs.

I made a chocolate cream cheese frosting.

8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 to 2 Tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
(and then I added 4 squares unsweetened melted chocolate)

With a electric mixer, beat on high cream cheese and butter until creamy.  Gradually beat in sugar.  Stir in sour cream, vanilla and chocolate.

Next I drizzled the tops with some melted Peanut Butter chips sprinkled them with crushed chocolate cookies.

My daughter was a little freaked out when she found out these cupcakes had mayonnaise in them, but it made them very moist.  :)


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