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Mocha mayonnaise muffins recipe

Mocha mayonnaise muffins recipe

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This rich mocha muffin recipe has a secret ingredient - mayonnaise! Sounds unusual, but really works - the mayo can't be tasted in the muffins but keeps them super tender and stops them drying out. Great for making the most of your ingredients for an impromptu bake. See method

  • Makes 12
  • 5 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 280 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 70g cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 220ml strong coffee, cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coffee extract (optional)
  • 180g mayonnaise
  • 100g 70% dark chocolate, chopped into 1cm pieces
No self-raising flour? Add 2 tsp baking powder for every 150g plain flour

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 21%
  • Saturates

    2g 11%
  • Sugars

    20g 22%
  • Salt

    0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 34.6g Protein 4.3g Fibre 0.6g


  1. Heat the oven to gas 4, 180˚C, fan 160˚C and line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases. Put the flour, cocoa powder, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk with a hand whisk until combined.
  2. Whisk the eggs, coffee, vanilla, coffee extract and mayonnaise together in another medium mixing bowl until well combined, then whisk into the dry ingredients until combined. Fold in the chocolate, then pour into the muffin cases until they are about three-quarters full.
  3. Bake for 22-24 mins until they spring back when touched and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (but beware of the melted chocolate chips). Allow to cool on a wire rack until completely cool before dusting with a little more cocoa powder.

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