August 5, 2016

Homemade… From a box

We love cupcakes, hence our blog name, and even more when its an easy cupcake recipe.

Homemade recipes are wonderful  but we don’t always have the time to sift the flour.
So if you feel the same way keep on reading.

This recipe is so simple that I kind of feel silly posting it but is something that I get asked a lot and something that many people don’t do.
 You can do it with your favorite brand of box cake mix and to me it all depends on what’s on sale that day. Whether Betty or Duncan it comes out tasting amazing.

Tip: If you are making a cake with a fruit filling Duncan is the way to go in my opinion.
Forget all the steps that are MANDATORY to make a homemade cake taste and rise. Through everything in the mixer except…..

Switch the oil for butter, cold butter and add a teaspoon of vanilla and that is.
The cold butter makes the cupcake taste moist and full of deliciousness and the vanilla just kicks it over the top.
Bake it as you normally would and put it in a pretty paper liner.

I love to make Italian Merengue, but again it takes time and multiple steps and for a Wednesday afternoon its definitely too too much. So we used the regular icing but made it in to a yummy looking ganache by taking the aluminum off, completely, and putting in the microwave for 15 seconds.
The icing comes in shiny, beautiful and really yummy.

We dipped the cupcakes in the icing container. No mess, no spatula, or the little cool knife that bakers use to spread icing.
Sprinkle sprinkles . and call it a day!

And of course yo have to have a cutie pie like this one to bathe in eat the chocolate and you have a fast, delicious cupcake recipe to celebrate Friday is almost here!

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