So many people have beautiful, simple recipes posted on Pinterest, that I thought I’d give it a try with my easy cupcake recipe. If you like it, please click the Pin It button located at the bottom & share on Pinterest. Enjoy! 1. Buy a box cake mix. You can also simply acquire one from a friend or family member. This is the most important step. There are many flavors, textures, and brands to choose from. Aim for something that you and your guests might enjoy eating. If you choose something you and your guests do not like, you probably won’t receive favorable reviews.
2. Read the directions on the box. Do you have all the required ingredients at home? The frosting? The cupcake pans in which to bake them? A kitchen timer? A working oven? If not, get those, too.
3. Preheat the oven. A cold oven simply does not do the job. So I hear.
4. Gather the required ingredients. Do not substitute ingredients. For example, don’t use any old egg-shaped items you happen to have around the house in lieu of eggs. That won’t end well.
5. Mix the required ingredients thoroughly. Try not to spill. That will waste your time and not be very photo-friendly.
6. Pour the batter into cupcake liners while they are in the cupcake pan. Fill liners according to the directions, and do it evenly so. If not, you will have less in some cupcakes and more in others. This will ruin any chance of homogeny in your batch, which would be quite disappointing.
7. Bake them according to the directions. Set a kitchen timer so they don’t burn. People lose track of time very easily in these days of distracting Social Media, mobile phones and DVRs. Also, don’t take them out too early. Uncooked gooey cupcakes often make people vomit. This can be an unpleasant experience.
8. Open the frosting and put it on the cooled cupcakes. There will be directions on the frosting container, which you can refer to. Get creative: use a knife, spatula, toaster tong or clean finger to apply the frosting. It will look the same no matter which you choose. The messier the texture, the more homemade they will appear. With the right balance of cake symmetry to frosting haphazardness, you will fool your guests into believing you slaved in the kitchen all day. They will be impressed with your commitment to cupcakery.
9. Serve. If you are trying to make a good impression, display the cupcakes in something fancy, like a rustic milk crate or on milk glass cake plates lined with sheets of vintage wallpaper cut into doilies with craft scissors. If not, just hand them to each person with as little flourish as possible.
How to Make Cupcakes From a Box Cake Mix:
1. Buy a box cake mix.
2. Read the directions on the box.
3. Preheat the oven.
4. Gather the required ingredients.
5. Mix the required ingredients thoroughly.
6. Pour the batter into cupcake liners while they are in the cupcake pan.
7. Bake them according to the directions.
8. Open the frosting and put it on the cooled cupcakes.