Basic Vanilla Cupcakes


½ of a (18.25 ounce) box white cake mix

½ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup granulated white sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup water

1 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup sour cream

2 large egg whites




1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans (you'll need approx. 18).

2. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients and beat with spoon for 2 minutes, or until well blended.

3. Use ice cream scoop to fill prepared cupcake tins- fill about 3/4 full. Bake about 12 - 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.