Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes

Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes
Staff Writer

McCormick

A green twist on classic red velvet, these cupcakes take basic cake mix to delicious new heights with the addition of pure vanilla extract, green food coloring, sour cream, and cocoa powder.

24
Servings
45
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One  18 1/4-ounce German chocolate cake mix with pudding
  • 1  Cup  sour cream
  • 1/2  Cup  water
  • 1/4  Cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4  Cup  vegetable oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  green food coloring, preferably McCormick
  • eggs
  • 2  Teaspoons  pure vanilla extract, preferably McCormick
  • One  16-ounce container cream cheese frosting
  • Green sprinkles, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat the cake mix, sour cream, water, cocoa powder, oil, food color, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping the sides of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Pour the batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

Bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove them from the pans; cool completely on wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
38µg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
12mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
33mg
2%
Water
11g
0%

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.