Here is a really easy recipe for 6 cupcakes you can use to make a small batch of treats at home. No you don’t always have to use the whole box of cake mix just for a few, you can just make six at a time! Save the rest of the box for later and just make a few cupcakes for dessert so they are fresh each time.
I’m a busy Mom of 3 girls and am always looking for simple baking recipes & we use this recipes for 6 cupcakes all the time! I’m all about using cake or brownie mixes and getting creative with them like we did this weekend….let me show you what we made and an easy recipe for 6 cupcakes! Special thanks goes out to J.M. Smucker Company for sponsoring this post. (originally published 4/16)
Have you ever used cake or brownie mixes to make anything other than a traditional cake, cupcake, or brownies in a pan?? We often make brownies in a muffin pan which is different, but this time we decided to once again think outside of the box (literally) and make brownie waffles too!
They came out amazing and went on to make another treat using cake mix where we made a small batch of cupcakes using this simple recipe that my kids use often after school as a small treat.
When you have a box of cake mix but you don’t want a whopping 24 of them….you can use this recipe for 6 cupcakes at a time. It’s been a total game changer for us!!
Many times the girls and I just want a treat but making the entire box of cake mix is a waste because there is no way we need 24 cupcakes just for our family at a time. Making a small batch of cupcakes is perfect because they are always nice and fresh and they can have fun decorating theirs that evening after dinner.
Then we fold over the top of the cake mix bag and put it back in the box, cupboard so we can pull it out another day and make a few more!
Here’s a video showing you how to make this easy Recipe for 6 cupcakes and what you’ll need
- Cake mix – any flavor you want, pineapple is fun
- Vegetable oil – I’ve used olive oil if that is all I have
I know I’m not alone when I say that many times I want to make a few cupcakes for an after school treat or a special recipe for my blog but don’t want to make all 24 cupcakes that a boxed cake mix makes.
When those times arise I use a recipe for 6 cupcakes that is perfect for just us and I can use the rest of the box another time when we want to get “cake creative” again.
Grab a box of cake mix for this 6 cupcake recipe. I have done it with chocolate as well as white cake mix you see here and it works the same.
You start by measuring out 1 cup of your cake mix (fold the top over and save the rest for later) and a few ingredients later you’re ready to fill your muffin cups.
Mix as usual and cook it at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until they are light brown and springy. So easy! It’s always nice to have a small batch cake recipe on hand so you don’t have so many leftovers (and potentially have to trash them).
Looking for other easy cake mix desserts
Here is a printable recipe for 6 cupcakes.
Recipe for 6 cupcakes
- 1 c cake mix
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1/3 c water
- 1 egg
- Mix ingredients together and bake at the temp. it says on the box! Usually about 12 minutes does it or until the cupcake is lightly browned and springs back when touched.
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