Birthday Cupcakes

Sprinkle Birthday Cupcakes

You know I love doctoring up a cake mix to make delicious treats!  Well this time it’s my favorite classic combo… yellow cake and rich chocolate frosting.  And after you throw some sprinkles on top, it looks like a party! Plus, these adorable polka-dot liners from Sweets & Treats don’t hurt 🙂

The other day I made fun little Birthday Bite Cookies so I guess I’m on a bit of a “birthday” kick… though it’s not my birthday I promise! I guess I’ve just felt like celebrating with the launch of my new cookbook and the start of summer!

Birthday Cupcakes

I know I’ve been slacking on “stories” and Saturday posts but things have been really busy outside the kitchen with family in town, getting another job and other things! And it’s hard to tell boy rants when things are going well in the “boy” department, so I guess that’s good for me… but gives me no good stuff for the blog!

Birthday Cupcakes

Birthday Cupcakes


Yellow Cake:
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/3 C. melted butter, slightly cooled (or oil)
1/2 C. sour cream
3/4 C. buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Chocolate Frosting:
1 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. milk, more if needed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 C. powdered sugar
Sprinkles for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter, sour cream, buttermilk and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Stir in cake mix.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Let cool.
7. Chocolate Frosting: Beat butter. Add cocoa powder, milk and vanilla and beat again. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add in more milk as needed.
8. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with sprinkles!

Birthday Cupcake

17 thoughts on “Birthday Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Amber says:

    My husbands fav combo! Would this cupcake recipe work as a cake? Thanks

  2. 2
    Bailey says:

    my absolute favorite combo!! so good 🙂 and don’t worry about the posts! ohhhh, so things are “going well in the boy department?!” ;D

  3. 3
    Samantha says:

    Hi! These look so good! I’m going to make your Lemon Berry Cake from you book, can I substitute the melted butter in that for oil? Thanks!! ♥

  4. 4
    Lauren A. says:

    Lizzy, your photos always take my breath away! Your cupcakes are always flawless and your photography showcases them beautifully. You’re my cupcake inspiration 🙂

  5. 5
    Becky N says:

    I love love love your photos! They’re always so gorgeous.
    What tip did you use to frost these cupcakes?

  6. 6
    Maedhbh says:

    All of your cupcakes look AMAZING!!!!! I am definitely going to make the cute reindeer ones for Christmas this year! Thanks:)

  7. 7
    Callie says:

    These cupcakes were really good! I don’t usually like frosting, but this frosting was amazing. My dad said it was the best cupcake he had ever tasted.

  8. 8
    Jennifer says:

    How many cupcakes does this recipe make? Any issues with doubling the recipe? I have a request for 50-60 cupcakes. Thanks.

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