Make Boxed Cupcakes Taste Like Homemade

photo 2Don’t have enough time to bake cupcakes from scratch, but want that nice homemade flavor? Well I discovered a trick to help make those box mixes taste a little better…milk! Replace the water with milk or a richer flavor. Want to make those cupcakes extra delicious? Substitute melted butter for the oil as well!

 

Make-Shift Cupcake Liners

Make-Shift Cupcake Liners

It happens to me all the time…I get all the ingredients for some cupcakes and whip up a tasty batter only to discover I have no cupcake liners in the cabinet. So rather than eat all the batter myself or simply throw it away, I created a relatively simple fix.

I’ll admit that parchment paper liners aren’t the prettiest substitute (The cupcakes always come out a little misshapen), but they still do the trick!

Here’s how to make them:

Cut squares of parchment paper about 5 inches by 5 inches. They do not need to be perfect! Lay them over each cupcake mold and gently press them in with a glass or plastic cup. immediately fill with batter so that the liner will keep shape. Repeat for each cupcake mold. Bake as directed and enjoy your silly-shape cupcakes!