October 3, 2019

Box Cake Hack


We love cupcakes 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 it is something that I get asked a lot. It’s very simple yet many people don’t do it, but I guarantee you that if you make this subtution you too will have people thinking you are a master baker. (wink wink)

This can be done with your favorite brand of box cake mix. To me, it all depends on what’s on sale that day, honestly. Whether Betty or Duncan your outcome will be the same and it will taste amazing.

Whats’s the hack?
Substitute 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 and don’t tell anyone your secret.
I love to make Italian Merengue, but again it takes time and multiple steps and for a Wednesday afternoon its definitely 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 the best thing, this little cutie ate it all up!

A bath was required after, of course!


Previous Post Next Post

Leave a Reply

You may also like