Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes

Staff Writer
Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes
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
221
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
  • 3 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
18%
Sugar
21g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Protein
2g
5%
Carbs
29g
10%
Vitamin A
26µg
3%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.2%
Vitamin K
1µg
1%
Calcium
48mg
5%
Fiber
0.8g
3.4%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
24µg
6%
Folic acid
10µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
17mg
4%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.4mg
1.9%
Phosphorus
87mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
113mg
3%
Sodium
227mg
9%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2.3%