For the record, I would like to say that I TRIED!! I made a batch of these adorable cupcakes from SCRATCH!! I measured, I mixed but over-mixed, I did everything right.
And was rewarded with 24 tri-colored hockey pucks that I couldn’t even give away.
So, for this recipe I am going back to my tried and true, the evil devil that is the boxed cake mix. I will continue to become the amazing from scratch baker that I am sure we all know I can be (cough.. cough) but Fourth of July is one week away and I simply don’t see my superhero skills evolving in that small amount of time.
Be bad, pick up the boxed cake mix. I promise I won’t tell on you and I also promise you will be rewarded with perfect cupcakes.
It can just be our dirty little secret.
That being said, these cupcakes will impress everyone at your July 4th gathering and you can just sit back and take all the credit for being THAT amazing. You’re welcome!