Is there ever such a thing as TOO MUCH chocolate?
IMO, no, there isn’t. ;)
With ♥ DAY just around the corner (and nothin’ does say lovin’ like something from the oven!!) I thought it was a good time to share another chocolatey good recipe from my cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians.
This is actually a cake recipe as it was originally written, but I like to make cupcakes for (ahhemm) portion control LOL, yeah right. ;)
No, I actually just prefer cupcakes. Little personal, mini cakes to enjoy and great to add to lunches too. :)
***I’m including the complete recipe on page 2.***
If you do make these as cupcakes instead of a cake, reduce baking time to 20-25 minutes.
These are extra chocolatey good, with dark cocoa and mint or regular chocolate chips.
And if you’ve never made a cake with mayonnaise before, you’re in for a treat. So moist and rich.
I made 10 large cupcakes when I made these recently. And I do mean large!
Add a dusting of icing sugar or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side if you like. No icing required.
Here’s another recently posted chocolate recipe: Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins you might want to try too.
Happy Baking !
Quick and Delicious Chocolate Cake
1 1/2 C. unbleached white flour
3/4 C. white or raw sugar
1/3 C. unsweetened (good quality) dark cocoa powder
1 1/2 teas. baking powder
1/2 teas. baking soda
1 C. dark or mint chocolate chips or mini chips
3/4 C. regular or light mayonnaise
3/4 C. water
1 large egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 8-9″ metal cake pan and set aside. If making cupcakes, use unbleached paper liners (preferred) or grease pan thoroughly.
In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips. In a smaller bowl combine mayonnaise, water and egg. Add to dry mixture combining all ingredients thoroughly. Use an electric mixer if possible, for best results.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes for cake, 20-25 for cupcakes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack before cutting/serving.
PS: I make these cupcakes in my large toaster oven on the convection setting and they come out perfectly!
Adapted from the original recipe: Quick and Delicious Chocolate Cake from Not Just for Vegetarians by Geraldine Hartman. All rights reserved.