I was doing one of them random searches for cupcake recipes for my next attempt at baking when I stumbled across this recipe for chocolate cupcakes, featuring mayonnaise. I was intrigued - instead of using any source of butter or eggs - you just use one huge heap of mayo. But what would using mayo add to a cupcake? It baffled me enough to want to bake to just to see the outcome. I won't rewrite out the recipe because it's clearly on the website but I'll share with you my experiences!
|Ingredient wise it requires the every day items we all should have in our baking store cupboards. In addition you need one cup of cold water.|
|All you need - one huge helping of mayo. Yes, really.|
|The mixture before whacking it into the oven. As you can see it makes enough to make 12 cupcakes and it's lovely and moist.|
AND IT TASTES LIKE?
While its nice and moist they are cupcakes without much flavour. Although the recipe is really straight forward and you don't even need to use a mixture, while your mixing the ingredients all you can smell is the mayo, which is possibly over powering the cocoa powder. That lovely chocolate flavour is missing which is a shame. It also doesn't produce that soft light texture you often find in cupcakes, instead its a little claggy and thick. This isn't to say it's not edible and its well worth baking it to try it out but I figure the amounts of mayo to cocoa butter could do with being adjusted. I'll be sticking with more traditional cupcake recipes in the future.
Have you ever tried any wild variations on traditional recipes?