Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes
Serves: 24 cupcakes
  • 1 box cake mix (Vanilla, chocolate or yellow)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (in place of the water called for on the box)
  • Vegetable oil (the amount on the box)
  • 4 large eggs (in place of the amount on the box)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 baking cups with liners.
  2. Follow instructions on the box by putting all the ingredients into a large bowl. Using the buttermilk substitution in place of the water, the amount of vegetable oil called for on the box, and adding the 4 eggs. Beat with an electric mixer until moistened for about 30 seconds, then increase speed to high and beat for another 2 minutes or until thick.
  3. Spoon batter into the liners filling about ⅔ full. Bake 15 - 20 minutes until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Remve the cupcakes from pans and cool completely before decorating.
If you plan on doing some crazy decorating, avoid cake mixes with "pudding in the mix" or lighter ones such as angel food because these cakes are too soft and you will need a firm cake that will hold up when it is decorated.
Recipe by Awesome with Sprinkles at