Vanilla Cupcakes
Serves: 20
These vanilla cupcakes are so tasty you'll win over anyone you make them for and no one will suspect they start with a box mix!
  • 1 (16.5 ounce) white cake mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • frosting, link above
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in 20 cupcake/muffin tins
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, add cake mix, water, vegetable oil and egg whites. Mix at medium speed until creamy and no large lumps of cake mix remain. Scrape down the bowl.
  3. Add sour cream and vanilla extract, mix until combined. Scrape down bowl to make sure everything is throughly combined
  4. Divide the batter between the cupcake liners. I used about ¼ cup for each one, about the exact size of my spring-loaded ice cream scooper.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until tops are lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Once cool, top with frosting, sprinkles and any other desired decorations
Recipe by Made by Melissa Lee at