This is one of the simplest and best yellow cupcake recipes ever! It is moist, delicious and these cupcakes are not only filled with sprinkles, but topped with the best chocolate frosting!
Today’s recipe is inspired by Hearthstone’s Hidden Cache card! This card is a secret and it buffs one of your minions when revealed! What kind of loot do you keep in your hidden cache? Gold, silver, weapons?
If you haven’t heard of Hearthstone check out my What is Hearthstone? page, where you can read all about this awesome free card game! Make sure to also check out my entire Hearthstone Menu, with more fun themed recipes like, Stuffed Evolving Spores, Sir Finley’s Peach Iced Tea, or Nat Pagle’s Fresh Catch of the Day: Salmon with Mango Salsa! You’ll also find tasty desserts like Golden Pack Card Lemon Cakes and Mini Witchwood Apple Pies!
If you want moist yellow cupcakes
than look no further!
The best yellow cupcake recipe:
- To make these cupcakes you will need to combine your boxed cake mix, vanilla, eggs, heavy cream, sour cream, and vegetable oil.
- Put ⅓ cup of batter in each cupcake liner, and bake at 325°F for 12-15 minutes.
- Voila! You now have a bunch of delicious yellow cupcakes!
Wait a second! You use a yellow cake box mix?! That’s not from scratch! How can these be the best?!
Just give these cupcakes a chance! Using my sister’s awesome method of revamping a box cake mix this box mix is transformed!
If you are a die hard from scratch kind of person no worries! I have another amazing and quite frankly the best yellow cake from scratch recipe I’ve ever had right here! Either recipe will leave you with something delicious!
Unless I have lots of time, I usually revamp a box cake mix. I did that with my Golden Card Pack Cakes, Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes and my Cake Pop recipe! But I have also made my fair share of cakes from scratch! Like my Hi Hat Chocolate Cupcakes, Lemon Cupcakes, and my Grapefruit Cupcakes!
Simple, easy, and delicious yellow cake!
These cupcakes are not only good as is, but I wanted them to fit the theme of the card. So filled them with sprinkles that looked like gold and silver- fun things that someone my store away in a Hidden Cache! Then I topped it off with one of the best chocolate frostings ever! Seriously you have to try it!
P.S. A food photo trick is to add more sprinkles after opening the cupcake up so it gives more of the epic spilling out feeling! So unless you really pack your cupcakes full of sprinkles they might not spill out quite as much as picture- but will be really tasty nevertheless.
A simple cupcake with filling and topped with a delicious frosting- I might just want to hide these away in a hidden cache they are so good!
Let me know how you like these! Are you a from scratch person or are you fine with a box mix? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to check out my full Hearthstone Menu!!
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Hidden Cache Cupcakes – Easy Yellow Cupcakes
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 2 tbs vanilla
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 batch of The Best Chocolate Frosting
- Sprinkles optional
- 1M piping tip and piping bag optional
To make the yellow cupcakes:
- Preheat oven to 325 and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
- Mix together thoroughly the oil, vanilla, heavy cream, sour cream, eggs. (½ cup vegetable oil, 2 tbs vanilla, ¾ cup heavy cream, ¾ cup sour cream, 3 eggs)
- Mix in the cake mix (1 box yellow cake mix)
- Put approximately ⅓ cup of batter into each cupcake liner.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they start to get golden brown on top and a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
To make the best chocolate frosting:
Filling and frosting the cupcakes:
- Using a melon baller, a small spoon or a potato peeler (like I did!) cut out a circle from the top of each cupcake.
- Scoop out some of the middle and then pack as many sprinkles as you can into the center. They can hold more than you think!
- Using a 1M pipping tip, fill your piping bag with chocolate frosting. Squeeze the piping bag while going in a slow circular motion, starting from the center of the cupcake and spiraling out and layering upward. This will also cover the hole you made to put the sprinkles inside.
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creative cupcakes with hidden surprise. What a nice idea to surprise kids at their birthday party!
OMG this inside of that cupcake is AMAZING!! This makes the perfect celebration cupcake...and I know just the person I am going to bake them for.
using boxed mix definitely makes this amazing looking treat easy to put together
These cupcakes are absolutely delightful, my kids will go mad for them! Any tips on how to get the icing to swirl so perfectly, like that?
Thank you! Yep! You want to use a wilton 1M piping tip, and as you are applying pressure to the piping bag, pipe the frosting in a swirl starting from the center and swirling out and then continue the frosting swirl up, layering on top of the bottom.
Linda | Brunch-n-Bites
I've been eyeing this ever since you posted it on Instagram. Love how fun these cupcakes are! I've never heard about Hearthstone and i'm pretty sure it's as fun as these cupcakes are.
This is an interesting idea for the cupcakes, I'm sure kids would love these. Like that chocolaty frosting. Looks so tempting!
These cupcakes are so cool. I just love the idea of filling them with sprinkles!
I've actually never used a box cake mix. Love the hidden treasure stashed in the cupcake. Just too cute.
This sounds like a great way to fancy up a box mix! I'm totally down to try it 🙂