dark chocolate cupcakes


It seems like a lot of people love dark chocolate but for some reason it is rare to find a dark chocolate cupcake. The key to these cupcakes is to use high quality cocoa powder. Here is my version:  

ingredients :
chocolate mayonnaise cupcake 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup water
dark chocolate frosting 
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar 
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick), softened 
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla  
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
  3. In large mixer bowl with paddle attachment beat sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy on high speed, about 3-5 minutes. Add mayonnaise, reduce speed to medium and beat a couple of minutes longer.
  4. Add flour mixture to batter, alternating with water- starting and ending with flour. Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for 12-15 minutes or cake tester comes out clean.
  5. For the frosting, beat together the butter and cream cheese together. Add vanilla.
  6. Sift cocoa and sugar together, beat into butter mixture.
  7. Frost cooled cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Enjoy!


  1. These look delicious. Chocolate mayonnaise cake is an old and loved recipe.

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