One thing that I am for praised is my cupcakes. Most I bake from scratch. Everything from the batter to the frosting. But I'll admit, there are some that I use boxed cake mix for. There is nothing wrong with doctoring up a box of cake mix. In fact, one of my daughter's favorite cupcakes comes from using this method, as Sandra Lee calls it, the semi-homemade method.
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1 box of yellow cake mix
3 large eggs
1 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup oil
1 box of Oreo/cookies n' cream pudding mix
1 can of vanilla frosting
8 Oreos (crushed)
Preheat oven according to cake mix directions. Mix the cake mix, oil, water, and eggs together according to the box. Once mixed, fold in one packet of cookies n' cream pudding mix. Line your muffin tin and fill cups. Bake according to box directions. Once cooled, use a piping bag to frost the cupcakes, then top with crushed Oreos.
The pudding will help keep the cupcakes super moist! I hope you enjoy this recipe and have fun experimenting on your own!