Fluffy White Cupcakes With Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting

"Add in a little food coloring to the frosting and cake mix to create pastel shades if desired --- if you mix the cake batter by hand with a wooden spoon you will get a lesser amount of cupcakes, an electric mixer adds in more air while mixing you will get about 22-24 cupcakes --- for coconut cupcakes add in 1-2 teaspoons coconut extract (instead of the vanilla and almond extract) into the cake mix and frosting then sprinkle with soft flaked coconut on top of frosting."
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  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix with pudding
  • 1 14 cups buttermilk
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (or use clear vanilla)
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract

  • 12 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (can use clear vanilla)
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream, unwhipped (more if neded)
  • 3 12 cups confectioners' sugar (more if needed)
  • food coloring (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  • Line 24 muffin tins with paper liners.
  • For the cupcakes; In a large bowl using an electric mixer on low speed beat all cake ingredients together until blended.
  • Increase to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes.
  • Divide the batter between the paper-lined muffin tins filling about two-thirds full.
  • Bake for about 22-25 minutes or until cupcakes test done.
  • Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  • For the frosting; in a large bowl cream the butter, cream cheese, vanilla and whipping cream until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  • Add in the confectioners sugar and beat until combined and smooth adding in more cream or confectioners sugar to achieve desired spreading consistancy.
  • Add in food couling if desired.
  • Spread onto cooled cupcakes.
  • Srore the cupcakes in the fridge.

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  1. I agree awesome cupcakes! I will be making these again this coming week when my kids have their friends over. I did also add food coloring which the kids loved!
  2. These are some awesome cupcakes! They are so light and fluffy and the cream cheese icing is the best I have ever had. Not to mention, it made exactly how many you said it would! I made these for a 4th of July picnic and took some up to work and the only complaint I heard was that people couldn't stop eating them! Thanks for an awesome recipe!



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