Wedding cupcake recipe! These white cupcakes begin with a cake mix, but they're so moist and tasty no one will guess how easy they are. Perfect for birthdays, gender reveals, weddings, and more!
Originally published 12/16/12. Last updated 4/4/19.
People love weddings for different reasons. For me, the best part of the reception is the wedding cake.
While most brides dream about their ring or their wedding dress, I wanted a delicious cake.
And my favorite kind of wedding cake is a white wedding cake.
It seems like making a good white cake should be easy, but it's not. I've tried so many white cake recipes that just don't work out, and I always end up going back to a cake mix.
This cake starts with a cake mix, but it ends up tasting like a great bakery cake.
It is light and tender and moist with a light vanilla flavor, and it makes a great birthday cupcake, great base for gender reveal cupcakes, and more!
How to make white (wedding) cupcakes
Begin by whisking the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add the wet ingredients and mix well.
I like to mix the batter by hand, but you can use an electric mixer if you prefer. However, if you use a mixer, just be careful not to overmix.
Divide the batter between the prepared muffin tin cups.
I like to line the muffin tin cups with paper liners, but you could grease and flour if you prefer.
Bake until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched. A toothpick should come out clean.
Be careful to watch the cupcakes as they can quickly go from pale to golden brown.
Frostings that go well with white cupcakes
You can also use my chocolate buttercream frosting if you'd like a chocolate/vanilla combo.
How long will the cupcakes keep?
The cupcakes will keep for up to 4 days when stored in an airtight at room temperature.
Can you freeze the cupcakes?
You can! I let them come to room temperature and then store them, unfrosted, in a single layer in a resealable freezer bag.
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White Cupcakes Wedding Cupcakes
- 15.25 ounce box white cake mix
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ⅓ cup warm water (not hot)
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted and cooled slightly)
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 4 large egg whites
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans (You'll need approx. 32).
- In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda together.
- Add water, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, and egg whites; mix until well-combined.
- Divide the batter between the prepared cupcake tins filling them about ¾ full.
- Bake about 22-27 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Adapted from Recipe Girl