Don’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!
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!