It was my turn at work to bring the birthday treats this week, and I was glad to do so for my good friend Linda. I wanted to make something that people could just pick up and eat and something new. I immediately turned to the new favorite, Pinterest, for some inspiration.
I have to say, I was pretty impressed with these overall. They turned out fantastic! Everyone at work seemed to enjoy them, and I got a lot of compliments on them overall for how moist and delicious they were! SUCCESS! So a big thanks to Recipe Girl for this great recipe.
1 18.75 oz. box of white cake mix
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cup water
2 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla abstract
1 cup of sour cream
4 large egg whites
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Put cupcake liners in cupcake pans.
2. Mix the first four ingredients together with a whisk. Add the rest of the ingredients in the large mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes or until well-blended.
3. Use an ice cream scoop to fill the liners about 3/4 full. Bake in the oven for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
These were so simple and easy. I decided to also get a recipe for butter cream frosting to top these off with. I also got this from a link at the bottom of Recipe Girl's comments that is also from her website. She has a ton of great recipes on here, so please check them out!
Wedding Cupcake Buttercream
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1-2 tbsp. whipping cream
First mix the sugar and butter together on low speed with a hand mixer. Mix until well-blended then mix on medium speed for about 2 more minutes. Next, add the other ingredients and continue to beat for 1-2 more minutes until desired consistency. You can add more whipping cream if you want it to be thinner.
Overall, I these were some of the best cupcakes I think I have ever made. The cake was extremely soft and were sweet without feeling like you're eating a ton of sugar. I liked the butter cream frosting, but I have made other frostings that I liked a little bit more.
I will definitely be making these again, and a very Happy Birthday to Linda!