Thursday, March 19, 2009

mayo i offer you a cupcake?

when i was a yungun' my aunt would make something called mayonnaise cake. it actually had miracle whip in it, but she called it mayonnaise cake anyway. imagine my surprise i found a mayo cake recipe on foodbuzz from dunkin cooking the semi-homemade way that i happily veganized. the recipe made 6 cupcakes and 4 individual cakes. i used my bunny shaped cake pans for the leftover batter.
i wish i had the equipment and the time to give these adorable wabbits faces. i was crunched for time so i made a quickie icing with some leftover store bought vanilla icing, tofutti cr. cheez, and some melted chocolate chips. i accented bunnies and cupcakes with sprinkles and dark chocolate squares.
i thought the recipe turned out too dry, which was odd because mayo is such a fatty condiment. i distinctly remember tasting a hint of mayo as a child, but couldn't detect it in here, and the recipe called for a cup of it. perhaps next time i'll add a banana or blended silken tofu to moisten it up. it wasn't chocolatey enough either. don't get me wrong, it was a good cake, just not stellar.

for now, the hunt for that perfect mayo cake continues. anyone have one?


Anonymous said...

Wish I did. I'd totally share. Bizarr-o that it wasn't moist. But, if it's any consolation, they're making my mouth water!

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

I've unfortunately never even heard of mayo cake :P But they look quite good nonetheless.

By the way, what do you say to food bloggers (read: Slashfood) who say that the cupcake is "so yesterday" and the whoopie pie/French macaron is the proverbial "IT girl"? Being myself a haughty Francophile, I would choose the French macarons any day, but what do you think?

Anonymous said...

How cute and delicious! They look great!

Eddie G said...

Holy sh*t! These look SO good :) I just made some raw vegan carrot cake cupcakes for a potluck--they're actually pretty good, but I'm seriously dying for some real cupcakes now that I saw this post :)

Virginia said...

why, yes you can!!! (a response to your blog title) =P

Bianca said...

I've been wanting to try and veganize a version of mayo cake for the cookbook. Haven't tried yet, but I always liked that stuff too. Your cupppers are so cute.

To Chris: If cupcakes are yesterday, then call me retro! Whoopie pies are nice, but not cupcake nice.