Small Batch Cupcakes by The Birch Cottage
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Small Batch Cupcakes from a Box Cake Mix

Make 6 cupcakes using a box cake mix! 
Course: Dessert
Keyword: baked goods, cupcakes


  • 1 cup cake mix
  • cup water
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line 6 muffin cups with paper baking cups or use silicone baking cups.
  • Spoon cake mix into 1-cup measuring cup; level top with straight edge. Place in medium bowl. Add water, oil and egg. Beat with mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
  • Divide evenly into prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake 19 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Spread or pipe frosting on top of cupcakes, as desired.