Classic Boxed Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

A couple of weeks ago for Mother’s Day, I made my mom chocolates cupcakes with vanilla icing and wrote her a meaningful letter instead of giving her a meaningless material item. When choosing a recipe, I decided to go with the theme of unconditional love and used pink baking cups, pink pearl cupcake candies, and sparkly foam hearts. They were a huge success and I wanted to share them with you this mistake-proof recipe!


  • 1 box of Duncan Hines Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1 can of Betty Crocker Whipped Vanilla Icing
  • 24 baking cups
  • 1 can of pink cupcake pearl candies
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs

Classic Boxed Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Place baking cups into a cupcake tin.
  3. Blend Duncan Hines Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, 1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, and 3 large eggs in a mixer and set at low speed for 30 seconds until moistened. Then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour batter into baking cups and bake for 18-21 minutes.
  5. Cool in cupcake tin for 10-15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and cool completely before frosting.
  6. Frost cupcakes with Betty Crocker’s Whipped Vanilla Icing and place pink cupcake pearl candies in the desired pattern.
  7. Enjoy!

Do you like boxed chocolate cupcakes?

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