I’m one of ‘those’ who doesn’t like mayonnaise. Unless I’m pregnant. For whatever reason, a pregnant Julia LOVES mayo, slathered on pretty much anything. But the second that child is born, blach, get that nastiness away from me. Given that I was pregnant not too long ago, I still have a jar of mayo in my fridge. I see it everyday and wonder what the heck I should do with it. I can’t just toss it, wasting food goes against everything in me. But I sure as heck am not going to eat it… or wait, will I???
I saw a cake recipe on Pinterest that claimed to be amazingly moist, and just one of the best cakes EVER! Um, but it had mayo. Freaking nasty, gross, sloppy mayo. How can this be a good cake with that stuff in it? But, curiosity got the best me and I used up the last of my mayo in the cake. After I mixed all the ingredients the batter is SUPER runny, but it was also really tasty. I thought the cake would for sure be a fail because it just seemed TOO soupy to start with. About half way through baking I peeked inside the oven, the cupcakes we’re rising beautifully. I started to get a little giddy with excitement, maybe these wouldn’t be half bad. Then the timer went off, I inserted a toothpick, and it came out clean. Alrighty, things are still looking up. I let the cupcakes cool for about 4 seconds before I HAD to try one.
Verdict: This is truly an amazing chocolate cake recipe: EXTREMELY moist.
The consistency reminds me of a box cake mix, in a good way. The only thing I like about box cake mixes is that they are always moist and fluffy. Which is something that can be challenging to achieve from a homemade recipe. This recipe seriously tasted EXACTLY like a box of chocolate cake mix. And you get exactly 24 cupcakes, or 2-9 inch round cakes, or 1-13×9 inch cake. Which is what a box mix gives you too. Next time you’re at the store and you’re tempted to buy the box of chocolate cake mix, go to the next isle and grab a jar of mayo instead. Whatever you do, just make this recipe, in cupcakes or a cake. You’ll be glad you did!
As for the frosting, it tastes like whip cream, one of my favorite things in the world!
Cupcakes are fun, and fun food should have sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles.
Do you ever wonder what food bloggers do with all these treats they make? I mean, come on, as if I could eat 24 cupcakes before they’d go bad. Ok, yes I could. BUT, I shouldn’t. Instead, I gave these cupcakes to my neighbors. I keep random sized to-go containers in my kitchen so I can just quickly package whatever baked good I made and send it away. It’s a nice little gesture that also saves me from devouring too much of a good thing.
Cupcakes adapted from Examiner
Frosting adapted from The Pioneer Woman