Saturday, December 1, 2012

Toy Story Birthday Cupcakes

One of my friends' birthdays was the other day, and I really felt like baking (because I love baking more than I like this particular friend...), so I decided to make her some cupcakes. Even though they came from a box, they tasted like they were made from scratch. This adaptation on the box-mix recipe is a combination of several tricks I've heard around from various bakers, but can be found on Tidy Mom's blog.

1 box of cake mix (the nicest kind you can get)
3 large eggs (or 4 if you want it to be really rich)
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 cup of milk

Melt the butter and mix all of the ingredients together until it has formed a nice batter.
Then, cook as directed on the box.
And then you're done. It's easy, but it tastes so good.

This alien toy is from Disney Land.

The trick to making a boxed mix taste like it came from scratch is to add 1 or 2 more eggs than the box calls for, use melted butter instead of oil, and use milk instead of water. My friend loved them, and so did I. I'll be using this trick from now on every time I use a boxed cake mix.

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