Basic White Cupcakes

"This is a recipe from Southern Living."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins


  • 18 14 ounces white cake mix
  • 1 14 cups buttermilk
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • vegetable oil cooking spray


  • Beat first 6 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer just until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes or until batter is smooth, stopping to scrape bowl as needed.
  • Place paper baking cups in muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray; spoon batter evenly into baking cups, filling each 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to wire racks to cool.
  • They used Pillbury Moist Supreme Classic White Cake Mix.

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  1. gwynn
    Nice cupcakes. Liked the vanilla and almond flavoring together. Thanks for posting.
  2. MollyJ
    This is a great "dress up the cake mix" recipe. I chose it because it was quicker than starting from scratch and I needed that. However, the taste and texture are quite good and I would willingly use this recipe again. For easter I frosted it with a green tinted butter cream frosting with coconut added and jelly beans to decorate. They were fun and tasty.
  3. newspapergal
    I omitted the almond extract, but followed otherwise -- moist & yum!
  4. PalatablePastime
    I made these exactly as stated, and I did enjoy the hint of almond in the cake. I iced these pink with sprinkles for Valentine's day, and they are an absolute hit all the way around. Thank you for posting!
  5. Derf2440
    I used a boxed cake mix and left out the almond extract, come out just fine. I baked them in a mini muffin tin for tiny cupcakes. Frosted half white and half chocolate icing and sprinkled them with non perels. It was fun and made a pretty plate. Thanks for posting.


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