Birthday Cake Cupcakes
Birthday Cake Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

From the moist cake to the fluffy frosting, these scream HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The perfect birthday cake flavor - without the extra work that goes into a traditional cake!

Course: Dessert
Keyword: birthday, cake, frosting
Servings: 20
Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • optional: sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 and fill muffin tins with cupcake liners.

  2. Sift cake mix into a medium bowl. In a larger bowl combine, greek yogurt (or sour cream), oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and eggs and whisk until smooth. Add cake mix and mix until smooth. 

  3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake 13-18 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

  4. After cupcakes have cooled completely, cream the butter for two minutes in a large bowl. Add vanilla and heavy cream and mix until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time until desired consistency is reached (**if piping the frosting, double the frosting recipe and look for a slightly stiffer consistency) Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Store in airtight container at room temperature.