FOR THE CAKE:
( this works really well for any flavor! I am listing Red Velvet here, but you can easily do Chocolate or Vanilla. Just match the instant pudding flavor to the cake flavor that you choose : )
1 box – Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 1/2 cups – Instant chocolate dry pudding mix (any brand as long as it’s instant)
2 cups – Water
1/2 cup – Vegetable oil
3/4 – cup – Egg whites
FOR THE FROSTING:
( If you want a pre-made frosting try Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting with this. If you want an easy homemade recipe this one is delicious!)
3 cups – Confectioner’s Sugar
1/2 cup – Heavy whipping Cream
1 cup – Cream Cheese
2 teaspoons – Vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350. Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat together until the batter is no longer lumpy. Batter will be thicker that most cake batter which is what you want. Distribute batter evenly into lined cupcake pans.
Cook until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of a cupcake. About 20 mins. Cool cake before frosting.
FOR THE FROSTING…
Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat until everything is creamy.
To thicken frosting you can add more powdered sugar until the desired consistency is reached.
Cool frosting in the fridge until the cake is ready to be frosted. Have fun decorating!!!