Since I had such good luck with box mixes from Jacques Torres, I thought I would try this one that I got on sale at the grocery store for like $1.50 or something ridiculous like that. They are called Jo Cupcake, and these were carrot cake.
At first, I thought I’d have to make my own frosting until I read the box and found a frosting packet included. Here is the dry mix:
Now, all I had to add was 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup water and 2 eggs. I added egg whites instead of yolks. I also substituted buttermilk for the water because I had read that that makes a firmer cupcake, and indeed it does. I also used olive oil for the oil. The cupcakes themselves were beautiful.
The instructions for the frosting packet included “kneading” the frosting before opening, which I did, and then frosted. I adorned with the accompanying white sprinkles and voila!
These cupcakes were very yummy!