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).
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
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.
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.