This White Wedding Cake Cupcakes recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog, with more photographs and information on the decorator tips that were used and which icing recipe is best (Wedding Cupcake Buttercream): How to Make Wedding Cupcakes. Here is a short video showing you how to make them (print out the recipe down below):
I’m not usually one to use a boxed cake mix and doctor it up. I’m much more accustomed to using entirely homemade recipes. But these turn out delicious, moist and fluffy cupcakes- perfect for holding buttercream frosting. If you have questions, it might be helpful to read through the comments below– you might find the answer you were looking for 🙂
Yield: 36 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
White Wedding Cake Cupcakes
- 1 box white cake mix (Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, etc.)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 large egg whites
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans (you'll need approx. 36).
- In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients and beat with hand mixer for 2 minutes, or until well blended.
- Use ice cream scoop to fill prepared cupcake tins- fill about 3/4 full. Bake about 18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Recommend: Most companies have downsized the size of their cake mix from 18.25 to smaller. Some readers have made this recipe as indicated using the smaller size mix and still had great success. Others bought a 2nd mix and added in the missing ounces to the first box. It's up to you on what you want to try. I've had success with making this recipe as-is with the new, smaller cake mixes. Reading through some of the comments on the post may help...
- You can use either regular or light sour cream for this recipe, but heck... since it's a wedding cupcake and you want it to be as delicious and moist as possible, I recommend going for the full-fat kind.
- Add 1 teaspoon of almond extract (in addition to the vanilla) if you wish to have a different flavor.
- Using an ice cream scoop is perfect for getting the batter into the cupcake tins without spilling.
- You can also use this mix to make cake. Pour into greased and floured cake pans. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Here are a few links that may be helpful to you:
- How to Make Wedding Cupcakes (a post showing you how I made them for a wedding)
- Wedding Cupcake Buttercream (the best frosting recipe for these cupcakes)
- Chocolate Wedding Cupcakes
- White Wedding Cake