Hey there, party people! We’re diving into a world of whimsy, sprinkles, and scrumptiousness with none other than delicious Birthday Cupcakes! If you thought that birthday cakes were the epitome of celebration, wait until you meet their adorable and equally delicious miniature cousins!
Imagine a fluffy and moist vanilla cupcake, adorned with swirls of buttercream frosting so magical that unicorns would be envious! Now, sprinkle on some confetti-like rainbow sprinkles, and voila! You’ve got yourself a party in a cupcake liner!
We love cupcakes for lots of reasons. They are incredibly easy to make with these ease of a box cake mix. Birthday cake cupcakes are the perfect canvas for your creative flair! Bring out the piping bags, edible glitter, and assorted toppings, and let the sugary artistry begin! The possibilities are endless.
Whether you’re turning 5 or 50, birthday cake cupcakes have universal appeal. They can bring out the childlike wonder in anyone, and let’s face it, no one can resist the allure of a cupcake with a candle on top!
Ever tried carrying a massive birthday cake to a party? Not the easiest task, right? But with cupcakes, you’ve got a portable party in your hands! They’re easy to share, and you won’t need to worry about finding the right knife or plates.
- White cake mix
- Instant vanilla pudding
- Whole milk
Keep scrolling to find a full, printable recipe with a detailed ingredient list.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the white cake mix, instant vanilla pudding mix, melted butter, milk, and eggs. Stir until well combined and smooth.
- Fill each cupcake liner about ⅔ full with the batter.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cupcake.
- Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Frost the cupcakes with your favorite frosting, covering them completely.
- For a pull-apart cupcake cake, arrange the cooled cupcakes closely together on a cake board or large cutting board.
- Use different-sized piping tips to fill in and cover the cupcakes with frosting, creating a seamless look.
Frequently Asked Questions
To keep your cupcakes fresh and delightful, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days, or refrigerate for extended freshness.
While it’s a matter of personal preference, buttercream frosting is a classic favorite for birthday cake cupcakes due to its creamy texture and ability to hold various decorations.
It depends on the number of guests and their appetites, but as a general rule, plan for at least one cupcake per guest, and a few extra for those with a sweet tooth.
Absolutely! Experiment with various cake mix flavors, from chocolate and lemon to red velvet and more, to suit your taste and create unique birthday cake experiences.
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- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 3.4 oz package vanilla pudding mix
- ½ cup melted butter
- 1 cup milk
- 4 large eggs
For the Cupcake Cake:
- 24 cupcake liners
- Cake board
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Line a cupcake pan with 24 cupcake liners.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the white cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, melted butter, milk, and eggs. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully combined.
- Portion the cupcake batter into the 24 prepared cupcake liners, filling each one about two-thirds full.
- Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
- Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
For the Cupcake Cake:
- Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, prepare a cake board by placing the cupcakes on it in a way that they touch each other closely. This will create a pull-apart cupcake cake effect.
- Frost the cupcakes with your favorite frosting, using various cupcake tips in different sizes and shapes to fill in and cover the entire area.
- For this recipe, an American buttercream frosting works well, but you can use any frosting of your choice.
- Be creative and decorate the cupcake cake as desired for the occasion.
You can also add sprinkles, edible decorations, or other toppings to enhance the cupcake cake’s appearance.
Store any leftover cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days, or in the refrigerator for longer storage.