Similar to the classic Mayonnaise Cake, but made with creamy salad dressing. This recipe is formulated for cupcakes, and is not suitable for a cake.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or use paper liners. Sift all-purpose flour, baking soda and cocoa together and set aside.

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  • Whip salad dressing, white sugar, water, and vanilla together until mixed thoroughly. Add flour mixture slowly and beat at medium speed of an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Divide batter into prepared muffin pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

172.9 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 31.9g 10% DV; fat 4.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 5mg 2% DV; sodium 283.2mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2010
Did not like these. The flavor was all right but the texture was spongy. It was an easy and quick recipe though! Read More
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57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
it was VERY MOIST:) but not much flavor by itself. definately needs a frosting but i just ate it with whipped cream used mayo instead of salad dressing baked in exactly 20 minutes exactly 12 cupcakes and rises well. will make again:D Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2007
These were so moist and delicious! My three year old made them with me and we had a blast! It was a very easy recipe! I would definitely use muffin cup liners next time though because they are so moist they tend to crumble very easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2009
Quick and we enjoyed them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2011
I was very scared when I made the batter and it still tasted like mayo. (I used low fat mayo instead of salad dressing) They were a little bit sticky but they tasted wonderful so it's okay that it still smelled/tasted like mayo before you bake it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
Perfect for what I needed today. These were quite easy for my newly five year old son and I could make together for a family birthday celebration and I loved that these only made twelve instead of 24. (It's much easier for us to each have one and have a couple extra and give the rest away when it's a smaller batch than a larger batch.) I made no changes or substitutions. After they cool I plan on frosting them with a Nutella frosting I found on a seperate site. Thanks for the easy-peasy recipe using on hand ingredients. I'm broke and impatient so this was a huge help. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/01/2010
Did not like these. The flavor was all right but the texture was spongy. It was an easy and quick recipe though! Read More
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