White Cupcakes with Pudding Frosting
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
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.
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2012/10/white-cupcakes-for-a-virtual-baby-shower.html