Perfect Cake-Mix Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
This is a wonderful firm cupcake developed to withstand the heavier cupcake decorations. Any cake mix will work, but avoid those that include pudding in the mix.—Karen Tack, Riverside, Connecticut


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Beat on low speed until moistened; increase speed to high and beat 2 minutes longer.
  2. Spoon half of the batter into a large resealable plastic bag; cut a 1/4-in. hole in corner of bag. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Repeat with the remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost and decorate as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 134 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.