Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes

14 Jul

Want to make your life simpler?  Use this recipe.  It’s unreal how much more delicious these are than those dumb time consuming ones from scratch!

Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes

(originally from Hello, Cupcake!)  (You’ll find Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes’ evil twin, Irish Cream Crunkcakes here.)

  • 1 box (18.25 oz) cake mix (vanilla, devil’s food, or yellow)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (in place of water called for on the box)
  • Vegetable oil (the amount on the box)
  • 4 eggs (in place of the number called for on the box)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin cups with paper liners.  Don’t bother with two in attempts to avoid the see-through effect… annoying things happen… and you’ll end up throwing the outer liner out.
  2. Follow the box instructions, putting all the ingredients in a large bowl and using the buttermilk in place of the water specified on the box, using the amount of vegetable oil that is called for, and adding the eggs. Beat with an electric mixer until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase the speed to high and beat until thick, 2 minutes longer
  3. Fill paper liners two-thirds full. Bake 12 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool completely before icing (wif used Amazingest Buttercream).

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