I made these cupcakes tonight using a box mix and a few additional ingredients. Pretty tasty and festive for Valentines day! I think my coworkers will be pleased tomorrow!
My original idea was to use my mini cupcake pans, but the liners I bought were too small.
Please note (*) denotes ingredients not on package mix. Different brand mixes may call for slightly different amounts so adjust according to the directions on your box.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines)
1 cup water
*1/3 cup applesauce (mix calls for 1/3 c oil)
*1 cup sour cream
*1 package of vanilla instant pudding
*1 cup mini chocolate chips
Stir cake mix and instant pudding together in a large bowl. Add eggs, water, applesauce, and sour cream. Mix with mixer for 2 minutes on medium. Stir in mini chocolate chips. Fill cupcake pans 3/4 of the way full. Bake 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes. If making mini cupcakes bake 325 degrees for 18 minutes.
I just used store bought cream cheese icing and decorated with a few mini chocolate chips.
Enjoy! Happy Valentines Day!