Easy Chocolate Buns

    55 min

    If you ever run out of eggs and need a substitute....try using mayonnaise! This recipe is formulated for cupcakes or fairy buns, so it is not suitable for a cake. Top with buttercream icing or whipped cream.

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    Makes: 12 buns

    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 180g mayonnaise
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 235ml warm water
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lin a bun tray with 12 paper cases. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder together; set aside.
    2. Whisk mayo, caster sugar, water and vanilla together until thoroughly mixed. Add flour mixture slowly and beat at medium speed using electric beaters for 2 minutes. Spoon evenly into prepared bun cases.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 25 minutes.

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    Fantastic! I made these for my children's daycare. As easy as a mix, but much tastier! We iced them with the "Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting" from this site (it was leftover from our carrot cake) and it was great! I also used low-fat salad dressing and they were very moist.  -  27 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great cupcakes, really easy! I used light mayo and they came out great. I liked having a recipe that only makes 12 cupcakes at a time.  -  15 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are sooo good. Just as fast as doing a box mix, but taste much better. I used FF Mayo in mine. They are heavy but have a fudgy yummy taste to them. Makes 12 perfect cupcakes. Tops came out nice and smooth, perfectly rounded.  -  05 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)