June 03, 2010

Look at you.....funny face!

This week has been a week for vacations, family, food, fun and lots and lots of love.....but most of all....(and I am taking a chance here because some people might not love me anymore after this!) 

It has been a week of...........


 Funny Faces
(and yes, even the doggies were making them!  he he)
 and if my Nanny were here

 I'm pretty darn sure she would be joining in on the fun!
What is it about sticking your tounge out for photos?  he he.  Yeah, I have done it too.  I just couldn't find one with me sticking my tounge out.  So if any of you who are mad at me for putting this up here has one, send it to me.  I'll share!

  Nanny's Mayonnaise Cake recipe - turned into cupcakes - frosted with buttercream - and 48 of them devoured over 3 days Yummy!  Yes, Matthew (my first photo) seemed to think so too.  He devoured several of them (unfrosted at that!).  Nanny would be so proud.

 and while you can't see the crumbs on his face here I wanted to include Austin - who stole the last cupcake with peanut butter frosting.  It must be a family thing to be loving Nanny's recipe!

Nanny's Mayonnaise Cake
Cupcake Style
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 6 heaping tablespoons cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line cupcake pan with liners (24 cupcakes). Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. All at once, add the mayonnaise, water, and vanilla. Mix with hand mixer until smooth. Using 1/4 cup measure, scoop batter into cupcake liners. Bake for approximately 20 -25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and frost as desired.


Amanda said...

The cupcakes sounds great! LOVE the pictures, too funny! :)

Katrina said...

Great post!
I remember mayo cake from way back when. I know it was supposed to be great cake. I'll have to remember that next time I make chocolate cupcakes.

bellini valli said...

Lots of happy faces eating, laughting and enjoying cupcakes Shelby:D

Michele O said...

Sounds like you had a fun and relaxing vacation. You deserve it! I will definitely try this cupcake recipe. Looks delish as well as the drink you made the other day.

Tupper Cooks! said...

Great pics- great food-great weekend!

Lori said...

Love that black and white photo. A delicious cake.

Cristine said...

Love the pictures, Shelby! Isn't it great to have family recipes? Grandmas are the best!

Jason said...

Happy happy people! Who wouldn't be with those wonderful cupcakes?

CookiePie said...

I love this post! LOVE all the photos, and that cake looks amazing. Family recipes are the best!

Mrs. L said...

I remember making a mayo cake way back when to surprise my family. I love the thought of making that into cupcakes (and I'd probably stick my face into them too!)

Barbara @moderncomfortfood said...

Love the cake, and it brings back wonderful memories. My grandmother regularly made mayonnaise cake decades ago, which we grand-kids used to gobble up in no time. And love the photos too, particularly the one of Grumpy, whom I've been curious about for ages but haven't actually seen before. He looks young, handsome, and not at all grumpy. Many thanks for this fun post.

Judy said...

Wow, those cupcakes look really good. I've never heard of baking w/ mayo before! The cake must be very moist. Thanks for sharing! :)

Megan said...

Loved the funny faces! Tons of fun. The cupcakes look wonderful.

Jessie said...

ohhhh I've had cake with mayo before, it is so good! Mayo makes the cake extra moist too I can see why it was gone within days

averagebetty said...

I really need to try a mayonnaise cake sometime soon! These cupcakes look great!

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