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  Categories: Cakes, Desserts
       Yield: 24 servings
       3 c  Sifted flour
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
     1/3 c  Cocoa
   2 1/4 ts Baking powder
   1 1/4 ts Baking soda
   1 1/2 c  Mayonnaise
   1 1/2 c  Water
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla
 -----------------------------CHOCOLATE FROSTING-----------------------------
       3 tb Butter or margarine
       2 oz Semisweet chocolate
       2 c  Powdered sugar
     1/8 ts Salt
       2 tb Milk (or double this amt.)
            - hot
     1/2 ts Vanilla
            Chopped nuts or nut halves
            - (optional)
   Resift flour with sugar, cocoa, baking powder and soda into bowl. Gradually
   stir in mayonnaise. Stir in water and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Fill 2 dozen
   greased or paper-lined muffin pans 1/2 full with batter. Bake at 350F 25 to
   30 minutes. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on rack.
   Meanwhile, to make frosting, melt butter and chocolate in top of double
   boiler over hot water. Sift powdered sugar with salt. Add chocolate mixture
   and blend. Beat in enough milk to make spreadable. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon
   vanilla. Use to frost cupcakes. Garnish tops with nuts, if desired.