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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Chocolate and orange are perfect together in these fudgy morsels. To give them a moist brownie-like texture, I add mayonnaise. The cupcakes taste even better when served with a scoop of homemade ice cream. —Shirley Brazel, Coos Bay, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    9 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, orange zest and vanilla; gradually add orange juice until blended. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips (batter will be thick).
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 273 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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