Like penicillin, this great discovery happened by accident. No, it’s not as significant but it tastes better than the pink stuff.
To create Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate middles is so easy. I took these to my husband’s work last week, and everyone thought I’d spent hours in the kitchen. This is a GREAT recipe to make with your kids. The cupakes have a fun suprise inside!
This recipe is why I started this blog. I want to share my clever discoveries that are so simple!
- 1 Chocolate Cake Mix
- 1 Vanilla or Yellow Cake Mix
- Cake Ingredients (See Cake Mix Box)
- Cupcake Pan
- Cupcake Liners
1. Preheat your oven according to your cake mix box. Spray your cupcake pan with Pam and fill your cupcake pan with your cupcake liners.
(I spray my pan before adding the liners because, as you can see below, I don’t want to have to be neat pouring the batter. The real reason is that I love the hard crunchies.)
2. Make the vanilla cupcake batter by following the directions on your cake box.
2. Pour the vanilla batter until 2/3 of the individual mold is filled. It helps to have more than one cupcake pan. If not, just set your vanilla batter aside.
3. Make the chocolate cupcake batter by following the directions on the cake mix box.
4. Put one large spoonful of chocolate batter into each individual cupcake mold (already filled with vanilla).
Do you like my action shot?
5. Take a knife and dip it into the middle of each individual cupcake mold. This will help create a vacuum for the chocolate to fall into during baking. As you can see from the picture, there is still some room for the cupcake to grow as it bakes.
6. Bake your cupcakes as your cake mix box directs.
Because the chocolate batter weighs more than the vanilla batter, the chocolate starts to sink as it bakes. A chocolaty middle is the result!
The first time I discovered this was when I made homemade cupcakes. I had leftover vanilla batter and so I decided that I would add some cocoa to it and put it on top of the vanilla. Although homemade batter is delicious, I now have discovered that the box mix creates the same results in less time.
Have fun with all the comments on this cupcake that looks so complicated but is so CLEVERLY SIMPLE!