I made these cupcakes for a dessert auction at church and they were a huge hit!
I made a ton of cupcakes and didn’t feel like I had the time to make all of the cake from scratch. So I spruced up a cake mix (or 3). I found a few recipes on the web and I’m pretty sure the idea comes from the book Hello Cupcake. Using a cake mix, replace the water called for on the box with 1 cup of buttermilk, use 4 eggs instead of the number called for, and use the amount of oil called for on the box. You just stir those 4 ingredients together and then bake as you would any other cupcake for 12 minutes. 12 minutes does seem short, but that’s all they needed! The box made slightly less than the standard 24 cupcakes. I got 18-20 cupcakes per box. They weren’t homemade cake, but they were great; the cupcakes had a sturdier texture (they didn’t crumble like a normal cake mix) and that yummy buttermilk tang.
Now you just need some icing to top those cupcakes!