While I was underwhelmed about the yellow cake mix and frosting, the chocolate cake mix was wildly successful. I made cupcakes for a Halloween party, in which we stuck Milano cookies on top as tombstones!
If there was one defining characteristic of the cupcake, it’s the moistness. Like an insta-humidifier, it made even the pumpkin muffins in the shared tupperware super-moist. It made the Milano cookies soft. The paper wrappers were almost soggy.
But complaining that a cupcake is too moist is like complaining the weather is too nice, or that sushi is too fresh. The chocolate taste was not overwhelming, nor too sweet. Just right.
I used melted butter instead of oil in the mix, and used TJ’s chocolate frosting mix. Fabulous.
You can’t really see the photo below, but if it were touchable I guarantee you your fingers would be moisturized, not to mention tasty.
Chocolate cake mix: 4.5/5 pelts