White Cupcakes for a {virtual} Baby Shower

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Welcome to Kristans of Confessions of a Cookbook Queens {virtual} baby shower!

I decided on white on white cupcakes, cause I’m boring and predictable.

No, truthfully, I like clean and simple. Soo, white on white is what I wanted.

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Cute huh?

These cupcakes would be perfect for just about any ocassion.

Think white wedding cupcakes, white baby shower cupcakes, white bridal shower cupcakes.

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You can dress them up as I did with simple chocolate letters.

“L” is for Kristans little ones name “Lucy”. Love that name.

For the chocolate letters, all you do is line a baking sheet with parchment paper, melt white chocolate in a bowl. Put into a zip lock baggies, snip the corner and pipe your desired letter onto the parchment paper. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes and the letters will come right off. I also used a drop of pink frosting for my pink letters and hearts.

Chocolate Letters

And the frosting is just about the easiest you can come by…
Pudding mix, milk, cool whip and meringue powder.
I love it because it is not toooo sweet.

Pudding Frosting

(The photo above was just for 1/2 of the recipe written below,for enough frosting to frost the cupcakes, follow the recipe as written)

Another thing I love about this recipe is that it starts with a White Cake Mix that you doctor up nice and good.

These cupcakes are PERFECTLY moist, flavorful(in a non boxed mix way) and rise wonderfully.

Dare I say these are the best white cupcakes I have ever tasted? YUP.

5.0 from 2 reviews
White Cupcakes with Pudding Frosting
Recipe type: dessert,cupcake
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 36
A perfectly white cupcake for all occasions
  • 1 18.25 oz. box white cake mix (Betty Crocker or Pillsbury)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1⅓ cups water
  • ⅛ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 egg
Pudding Frosting
  • 2 3.4 oz package Instant Pudding Mix (I used cheesecake flavor)
  • 3 tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 2 cups Cold Whole Milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 oz. Cool Whip, thawed
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Place cupcakes liners into cupcake pan.
  3. Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until mixed.
  4. Add water,oil,vanilla extract,sour cream,egg whites and egg.
  5. Beat on medium high for 2 minutes.
  6. With a cookie scoop(so they are all filled with the same amount), fill ¾ of the way full.
  7. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to completely cool prior to frosting.
Pudding Frosting
  1. In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, mix together the pudding and meringue powder.
  2. Add the milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Beat for about 1 minute or until the mixture becomes thick.
  4. Beat in the Cool Whip and beat until just combined.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill and set.
Makes about 36 cupcakes. Frosting makes enough to frost all 36 cupcakes with a nice tall frosting.

I found variations of this cake part of this cupcake on weddingcake101 and recipe girl.

Thank you Shelly from Cookies and Cups for putting together this wonderful virtual baby shower for Kristan!

Please do take a few minutes to look at everyones fabulous creations for Kristan!

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  1. 1

    These are so perfect and sweet! Love that you doctored up a box mix too!!

  2. 2

    Gorgeous cupcakes!

  3. 3

    Love how simple and classic these are! Gorgeous!

  4. 4

    I love how sweet and simple these are. You’re right – sometimes you just want clean and simple cupcakes. No mess, no fuss, just lots of fun. I think they’re lovely. Especially the pink hearts and Ls. 🙂

  5. 5

    I love the idea of a pudding frosting!

  6. 6

    OH, I love these! And that little “L” captures my heart. 🙂

  7. 7

    These look incredible! 🙂 I’m your newest follower! 🙂

  8. 8

    Wait. Pudding Frosting?!?!?!??!? Oh my word. Life changed.

  9. 9

    These are so pretty! I’ve never heard of pudding frosting before, but it sounds delicious! I love the idea for the white chocolate letters too!

  10. 10

    Beautiful and elegant! I love the white on with the simple touch of the chocolate letters!

  11. 11

    These are beautiful! I love how simple and clean they are. You are right, perfect for any shower!

  12. 12

    I love the simplicity of these – so delicious. Can’t wait to try that frosting recipe too!

  13. 13

    OOh, these are so beautiful!! So perfectly precious for Lucy, and would be equally gorgeous for a wedding, or most any occasion!

  14. 14

    These are lovely!
    Love the L’s for LUCY!
    Simple is good!

  15. 15

    I am so intrigued by this frosting. Not that it’s health food, but I wonder if it’s a little “lighter” than the shortning/butter frostings? I am definitely going to try it- thanks! Oh, and the cake mix also. Sounds yummy!

  16. 17

    I’ve never heard of Pudding Frosting either. I’ll have to try this recipe. Thanks, Leslie!

  17. 18

    Nothing could be classier than white cupcakes 🙂

  18. 19

    Guuuuurl. These are perfect. PERFECT!! Pristine and classy, just like me.


    Thank you so much for the sweet shower. I’m so glad we have gotten to know one another!!

  19. 20

    Love the white on white! Gorgeous and classy for any occasion!

  20. 21

    I love the look of these, Leslie – so so pretty!

  21. 22

    Clarification please: One or two packages of pudding mix? You say 2 but show one. (2 3.4 oz package Instant Pudding Mix)


  22. 25

    These are so very beautiful, Leslie. I now request that you come to my house and make them for me. Sooner rather than later. 😉

  23. 26

    ooo, I’ll have to try that frosting. Does it hold up at room temp or does it need to be refrigerated? Let ma know. As always, STUNNING photographs! 🙂

  24. 28

    these are so beautiful and look just delicious!

    i got my Best Bites book, you’re awesome! i can’t wait to try all the new recipes!

  25. 29

    These cupcakes are gorgeous! Baby Lucy is a luck girl:-)

  26. 30

    I love simplicity too! And the frosting, I really need to try this. I don’t usually love how sweet buttercream frosting is so this might be perfect for me!

  27. 31

    These are breathtakingly beautiful, Leslie!!!

  28. 32

    Hello, your cupcakes are beautiful!! I tried making some for my daughter’s bday but its nowhere close to what you did. My cupcakes are not as white and my frosting just won’t hold. It’s very watery even after I put it in the fridge for a while. Any tips you could offer me pls? May I send you a photo of the result pls? Tks!

  29. 36

    These cupcakes are absolutely amazing! I’m delighted with them! I’ve featured this recipes on my blog! I hope you don’t mind! If you don’t agree with that please contact me and I will remove it. All the best.


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