Would you like to know a secret?

Like the secret to the best cupcakes in the world?!
Here it is:

A boxed mix (any flavor) follow directions on the box but double the oil. Freeze after cooking for at least 24 hours. Frost while frozen.

What makes the cupcakes feel luxurious- the frosting! I add different flavors too. Mint, coconut, raspberry. Just add the appropriate extract. And if you want to get really fancy... add ganache (6 TB butter, 1 cup chocolate chips- melt in microwave. Pour over cupcakes)
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


In a medium-size saucepan, whisk the flour into the milk until smooth. Place over medium heat and, stirring constantly, cook until the mixture becomes very thick and begins to bubble, 10-15 minutes. Cover with waxed paper placed directly on the surface and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, on the medium high speed of an electric mixer, beat the butter for 3 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the sugar, beating continuously for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat well.
Add the cooled milk mixture, and continue to beat on the medium high speed for 5 minutes, until very smooth and noticeably whiter in color. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes (no less and no longer—set a timer!). Use immediately.

Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Creamy-Vanilla-Frosting-241564#ixzz2eBW98iup

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