When I first heard of a chocolate cupcake made with mayonnaise, I was intrigued and had to try it out. Today was the perfect opportunity since I had no butter on hand, and there is no butter in these cupcakes. I got the recipe for the cupcakes from 52 Cupcakes.
I’m only posting a cross section of this cupcake because I was most interested in its texture, which was slightly dense, but very moist. The cupcake held its shape really well and was not crumbly.
It had okay chocolate taste, but in my opinion the taste was similar to a box mix.
The frosting is a Nutella and peanut butter buttercream swirl, which is basically this recipe (you’ll have to scroll down to find the pb frosting recipe), but the recipe was cut in half and Nutella was substituted for the peanut butter in one half.
While this won’t become my standard chocolate cupcake recipe, I can say that I may decide to make these again, especially if I have ran out of butter!