Monday, July 11, 2011

Vanilla Mayo Cake

I'm a firm believer that no birthday is complete without lots of sweets, so for my cousin Nathalie's birthday this weekend, I made these vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting. They were a big hit, thanks to my friend Deanna's vanilla mayo cake recipe. It's one of my all-time favorites because it makes crazy moist cupcakes and is super easy to follow. (I used the chocolate mayo cake version for these diamond cupcakes which also tasted amazing). Doesn't pink frosting make all baked goods look ten times more fun?

Vanilla Mayo Cake

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp instant vanilla pudding powder
1 cup cold water
1 cup mayo
1 tsp vanilla
zest of 1 lemon

Sift together the dry ingredients. Add 1 cup cold water, 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat until well combined. Stir in lemon zest. Bake at 350 for about 18 minutes, rotating pan half way through.
Makes about 12 cupcakes.


A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Pink frosting. Mayo. Cake. These are things I love, packed together in cupcake form. Perfect for a birthday celebration ... or just for any old time. Game. On.

katie said...

I would LOVE to know how you get the frosting on top not to look like you're bringing in cupcakes to a classroom party. Do you really have to buy tips? which ones?? please help, i'm tired of having flat frosting-ed cupcakes! :(

Sobrina Tung said...

Hi Katie, it's so much easier than it looks --if I can do it, you can too! There are tons of different tips out there, but my favorite that I use the most (and that I used for these cupcakes) is the 1M tip. Here's what it looks like and there are step-by-step pictures at the bottom of the page:
And here's another video that I found helpful:

{BlueEyedYonder} said...

Oops I just licked my computer screen. :-)

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Mackenzie said...

Hi, these look delicious! I'm going to make them tomorrow, and I was wondering what kind of frosting you used? It looks beautiful!

Sobrina Tung said...

Hi Mackenzie, I used a basic buttercream and piped it on top. I used a tiny drop of pink food coloring gel to get the light pink color. Here's a similar recipe to the one I used:

Happy baking!!

Stacey Mortenson said...

I have made these twice now. Once for a college graduation party and recently for my daughter's first birthday. I can't thank you enough for the FANTASTIC recipe. The cupcakes get rave reviews every time and I don't want to stop eating them! I put them in the jumbo cups and found that 34 minutes in the jumbo cups makes a PERFECT cupcake. THANK YOU AGAIN!

Sobrina Tung said...

stacey, you are so welcome! that makes me really happy to hear people enjoy them as much as i do. plus they're so easy to make!

Anonymous said...

Does this recipe work well for 9x13 cake pan?

Sobrina Tung said...

Hi! I have made this recipe in cake pans before and they have turned out well, so I think a 9x13 pan would work!

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