{homemade cake mix cupcakes}

{homemade cake mix cupcakes}

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A few weeks ago, I shared a delicious cupcake recipe with Jill of Two Yellow Birds Decor.  In case you missed it, here it is again!

I plan to make these for my little guy’s 1st birthday.  In addition to some pretty cute red, white, and blue decor, I’ve decided to make birthday cupcakes for him (and his party guests) this year!  Don’t get me wrong…I love a good store bought cake (especially if it’s from Publix), but I wanted to do it myself and in the process save a ton of money.  (I love ya Publix, but you can be expensive)!

So I begged a good friend to share her cupcake recipe (thinking it was going to be pretty in depth) and to my surprise they are not only the most delicious cupcakes EVER but they are SO super simple to make!  I wanted to test out the recipe before the party, to make sure I did everything right and they tasted just as good as hers, so Mother’s Day weekend I made myself and some other moms in my life some cupcakes!

To make {Homemade Cake Mix Cupcakes} you’ll need:

1 box of Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow Cake or Chocolate Cake Mix

Substitute 1 cup of buttermilk in place of the water

1/3 cup of vegetable oil

4 eggs (instead of 3)

cute cupcake liners

To get started, dump all ingredients into a bowl and mix!  I used my Kitchen Aid (love that thing) and mixed on low for about 3 minutes.  Fill your cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full, and bake at 350 for only 15 minutes!  Yes, I swear…15 minutes!

Soon you’ll have beautiful cupcakes that look like this…

…that have an odd obsession with Vanilla Ice, and  would like some homemade frosting (after they cool it down for a bit first).

To make the frosting you’ll need:

5 1/2 cups powdered sugar (I used the whole box)

2 teaspoons vanilla

2/3 cup of butter, softened

4 tablespoons of milk (you don’t have to use whole)

In a large bowl, beat the powdered sugar and butter on low.  Once they seem combined, beat in the vanilla and milk until it’s smooth and spreadable.  Add more milk if the frosting seems too thick.  If you wanted to have a colored frosting, this is when you’d add food coloring.  To frost the cupcakes…

Place a sealable, Ziploc baggie in a cup, spoon frosting into the bag, seal the bag, and cut a small corner out on the bottom.  Then you can use it like a pastry bag (without paying all that money for bags and fancy tips) to frost the cupcakes.

Doesn’t that look a lot nicer than just spreading the frosting on with a knife?!

The cupcakes were DE-LISH and I know that my little guy will love digging in on his birthday!

Of course for his birthday, the cupcake liners will be red, white, and blue, and I’ve been working on some pretty cute cupcake toppers as well!  I’ll share those on the blog soon.


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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.


  1. Always wanted my cupcakes to look prettier like that! Thanks for the tip, going to try it soon! Enjoy your day!

  2. These look wonderful! I’m your newest follower.

  3. These look super good! Thanks for sharing- haven’t heard much out of ya this week- you doing okay??

    • waittilyourfathergetshome says:

      Oh thanks! Yes! Doing great…just so super busy lately :( Hopefully things will get a little less crazy once party preparations are ready! (I’m having a lot of fun doing it though). And your Christmas in July gift will be in the mail on Friday!

  4. These look sooo good, and I love that they’re only sort of homemade, that’s my kind of baking!

  5. Looks tasty…and thanks for the tip about using the zip-lock bag like a pastry bag (Found you through Sugar and Dots)

  6. Great tip! They look great :)

  7. These look fantastic!! Megan

  8. My frosting never looks that good!! Those look super yummy! Thanks for linking up to Fantabulous Friday this week!!

    • waittilyourfathergetshome says:

      Mine used to look AWFUL! Try the trick next time…it’s so easy and makes them look so good!!

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