Twelve Days of Cupcakes - on the Twelfth Day...

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcake

What better way to finish up the Twelve Days of Cupcakes than with Grandma Baker’s Chocolate Mayonnaise (cup)Cake. I’ve make it as written, and it was delicious. I changed it by replacing the water with buttermilk – even more moist and scrumptious with the buttermilk and the mayo. Next time, maybe an Abuelita Mexican Chocolate disk instead of cocoa powder, although I can’t get too off track or HH will wonder what has happened to his beloved grandmother’s cake. Maybe it becomes the Holly’s Diner version at that point!

Anyway, here’s the recipe, enjoy and Merry Christmas.

Grandma’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

3 cups unsifted flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2 ¼ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp (baking) soda
1 ½ cups Best Food mayonnaise (so this is why HH will only eat Best Foods!)
1 ½ cups water
1 ½ tsp vanilla

Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in mayonnaise. Gradually stir in water and vanilla until smooth and blended. Bake at 350º, about 30 minutes or until cake sponges back.
Love Grandma

Happy Holly-days!

PS – Loyal Diner Followers, thank you for your enthusiasm about the Twelve Days of Cupcakes. (By the way, sorry about the technical difficulties yesterday that did not allow for the Twelfth Day to be consecutive.) Those of you who have indicated interest in a particular recipe, by have not wanted to do the research, I am happy to share the recipes if you stop by the Diner. I made a decision long ago that if I had a recipe that was not original (mine or someone else’s that is shared) I would refer to it but would not print it just in case there are copyright issues. So thanks for hanging in there and enjoy the cupcakes!


  1. Merry Christmas to you. I certainly have enjoyed the "Twelve Days of Cupcakes" and tasting a few made it even more special. Can't wait to see what is coming to the diner next year!