Upgrading your Box Cupcakes

We have all had those days where you want to bake, but not spend time searching up the perfect recipe. Or maybe you ran out of flour or sugar (seems to be happening a lot lately!). A box cake mix has most of your ingredients, except for maybe an egg or 2 and oil or milk. They are simple and approachable. Sometimes though, you want to give them a little extra love to make them even more decadent. In the baking aisle, there is always crushed up favorites like Heath toffee, or extra-mini Reese’s baking cups. This will give your cupcake texture, and have your friends asking if you got them from one of those fancy cupcake ATMs! A little drizzle of caramel or chocolate really heightens the flavor and marries the crunchy texture of the candy and the fluffy texture of the cake. Box cake mixes were my intro to baking, and really it is not that far off from the real thing. There is no shame getting your start here!

Here are some combos of cake mixes and toppings I love:

  • Carrot cake, cream cheese icing, caramel drizzle, and Heath bits.
  • Strawberry cake, 1/2 cream cheese icing and 1/2 chocolate icing, fresh strawberries, chocolate drizzle.
  • Angel Food cake, Cool-Whip for icing, fresh raspberries, raspberry syrup drizzle, fresh mint for decor.
  • Chocolate cake, 1 part peanut butter to 2 parts cream cheese icing, Reese’s mini baking cups, chocolate syrup drizzle.

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