Vanilla Mayo Cupcakes

I don’t know whether I need to be excited but I think I should. I started this page with a lot of trepidation, but then I am so glad that I have received some good support from all of you out there, who have come and taken efforts to join the page, give comments and make me feel nice about wanting to post every single day!!! In my first post on this blog, I was hinting at posting every week, but because of the highly positive response I am receiving, I am posting almost everyday except my weekends!!! I am seriously humbled… Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support. This is for all of you…


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This is my post number 25, I mean a recipe post, not taking into account the first post I have done on this blog. Since it is a little milestone, I will share another cake recipe. I have promised myself that my next recipe would have nothing to do with something sweet – in fact I’ve been on an overdose of sweet stuff of late – I shouldn’t be saying that, my blog title itself justifies the sugar overdose!!! 🙂 But still, not the next recipe, for a change!!!


This one is an egg-less, yet egg included recipe for cupcake – the main ingredient is mayonnaise  I was wary while trying these cakes, but was surprisingly impressed at the taste – not even a hint of mayonnaise! I’m hell bent now at trying these with chocolate as I have read somewhere that the combination of mayo and chocolate is a winner all the way! Recipe adapted from here



Linking it to Bake Fest #16 hosted by My Cook Book and Vardhini’s Cooks Joy



5 from 2 votes

Vanilla Mayo Cupcakes

Course Muffins
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 12
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp custard powder
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  • Preheat oven at 170 degrees C. Prepare your muffin pan.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients.
  • Add the water, mayonnaise and the essence and whisk until well incorporated.
  • Pour into your muffin pan till 2/3 full - use an icecream scoop to do this! - and bake for 15-18 minutes till done.


Since my oven takes only a 6-muffin pan, I baked the first batch for 18 minutes and the second for 15 minutes.

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  1. these look good. Loved the addition of Mayo to cup cakes.

    Raksha's Kitchen

    1. thank u raksha…

  2. This looks absolutely wonderful, I want to give this a try. You are doing great stuff dear, sharing all these yummy recipes. Keep it up 🙂

    1. thanks a lot dear… 🙂

  3. Never added mayo to cupcakes, thanks for the idea. Congrats on the 25th post.

    1. that's the main reason y i tried it… i wanted to know how mayo would taste in a cupcake… thank u so much… 🙂

  4. cakes looks so moist and spongy…

    1. thank u arthy…

  5. perfectly done cakes:)so cute:)

    1. thank u ramya…

  6. New recipe to me…looks so good……..

    1. thank u saranya… 🙂

  7. Congrats on your th25th post. Looks delicious

    1. thank u dear…

  8. Hi dear, congrats on your 25th post! Am sure there's lot more coming from you!
    Pass me some vanilla mayo cuppies please! They look awesome 😉

    1. thank u so much sri… 🙂

  9. Assalam-O-Alaikum Sis,
    I'm wondering how it will taste with addition of mayo, looks good.

    1. waalaikumussalam warahmatullah, sis…
      this is y i mainly tried this recipe… it tastes different but nice… 🙂

    2. Wow…lovely cuppicakes & your cuttie pies…

    3. thank u so much helen…

  10. Congrats on the 25th post. Addition of mayo to cupcakes is new to me. Also amazing effort on posting everyday. Keep it up

    1. thank u dear… i don't think i'l be able to do it continously anyway… 🙂

  11. Wow interesting one..Using mayo in a cup cake is totally new and sounds good too.. 🙂

    1. Thank u divya…

  12. now thats a very soft cake, mayo addition is new 🙂

    1. thank u pria… 🙂

  13. Super tempting and yummy

    1. Thank u divya!!!

  14. Lovely cupcakes!!

    1. Thank u nisha… 🙂

  15. You have a lovely blog Dear… Nice one … and Mayo Cup Cake sounds Interesting too…
    Happy to Follow you Dear.

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    1. thank u nabanita for coming around… 🙂

  16. wow..delicious and tempting .in d header d line was gud..well said n true..

    1. thanks a lot maha… 🙂

  17. yummy and lovely cupcakes.

    1. thank u sona… 🙂

  18. yummy & awesome cupcakes. love the idea of mayo in cupcake. would be giving it a shot soon.

    1. thank u deepali… 🙂

  19. mayo in cucakes.Great idea.Quite interesting !!!

    1. thank u saneeba…

  20. Yummy & spongy cupcakes!! Mayo makes the recipe unique!

    1. thank u so much teena…

  21. 5 stars
    Just made these and they are divine! So incredibly soft and moist – just what I was after. Was wondering if you’ve ever made this recipe for a cake size? And if so, do you have any recommendations on how long to bake for in a larger cake tin?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hi Katelyn, thank you so much for tying and sharing our feedback! If you bake in a large tin, preferably 9 inch, try checking after 30 minutes. Usually cakes from muffin recipes take double the time to get done… Hope this helps…

  22. Charla Audet-dulac says:

    What can you uses instead of custard powder?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      You can use corn flour instead…

  23. 5 stars
    First time baking with mayo, I love your simple recipe. It was a hit thanx for sharing 🙂😊

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for trying and sharing your feedback… Highly appreciate 😊

  24. What is the function of the custard powder?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hello, it is used in leiu of corn flour, to add extra softness. If you have corn flour, you can use it or skip it.

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