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Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Cupcakes


In preparation for my oldest son's upcoming wedding, I've been searching for a cupcake recipe that is both easy and delicious.  I found this recipe, which seemed to fit the bill.  I adapted it just a bit (due to my lack of a full cup of sour cream).

Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 

Combine:
1 box white cake mix
1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
3/4 t. salt
1-1/3 c. water
2 T. oil
1 t. vanilla
sour cream/Greek yogurt combination to equal 1 c.
4 egg whites

Mix together for 2 minutes.  Fill paper-lined cupcake tins a scant 2/3 full, and bake for 18 minutes.  Makes about 36 cupcakes.

I think I'll experiment some more, using a different flavor of cake mix, and 2 whole eggs instead of 4 egg whites.  Using 4 egg whites gave the cupcakes an almost-angel-food-cake texture.

The frosting also came from the same RecipeGirl site.  Again, I adapted the original recipe a bit, substituting 2% milk for the whipping cream.

Frosting
Cream together 3 c. powdered sugar with 1c. butter, beating for 3 minutes.  Add 1 t. vanilla and 2 T. milk, and mix for 1 more minute.

Thanks for my family, who volunteer as taste-testers.


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  1. yummy yummy seems delicious..thanks for sharing friend...i dont eat too much sweet stuff cause im getting fat lol but these cupcakes will love to try them...have a nice day!

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  2. Oooooh, the cupcakes sound delicious!

    Congratulations to your son on his pending nuptials.

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  3. Oh, wished I lived closer; I can taste-test cupcakes very good!!! They look so delicious, I'm saliveting. 5 more weeks to go.... the countdown has begon....

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  4. Those look amazing, definitely wedding worthy.

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  5. Congrats to your son! The cupcakes look very elegant with the berries. Great find!

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