May 14, 2015

How to Make Cake Mix Cupcakes Taste Like They're Made from Scratch

Cudjoe wanted cupcakes this afternoon, and so I made cupcakes.  These are vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

I used a Pillsbury Moist Supreme Cake Mix but made some simple changes to make them taste like they were made from scratch.

This recipe made the fluffiest cake batter it has ever been my pleasure to make!  After they came out of the oven, they were sheer perfection.

So if there's no time in your hectic schedule for from scratch baking, these simple changes will certainly impress.

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting:

1 box white cake mix
1 cup milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
3 whole eggs (at room temperature)
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Combine cake mix, milk, butter, and eggs in a mixing bowl.  

Mix on low speed until blended.  Beat on medium speed for two minutes.

Line cupcake tins with cupcake liners and spray with a baking spray.

Using an ice-cream scoop, place one scoop of cake batter into each cupcake liner.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Chocolate Frosting:

2/3 stick of butter, softened
1/3 cup of Crisco shortening
4 cups of Confectioner's Powdered Sugar
4 heaping tablespoons of Hershey's Cocoa
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 Tablespoons of Milk

Cream butter and shortening together.  Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time.  Add vanilla and milk and whip.  (This recipe frosted 12 cupcakes).

Frost cupcakes, as desired.

Serve to family and friends!


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