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Quick Microwave Cupcakes

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 24
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Don't heat up the kitchen! Microwave those cupcakes and have your treats ready pronto the easy way. Perfect for drop-in guests or little helpers!
by: TBSP Susan
Updated May 24, 2022
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix (or your favorite flavor)
  • Eggs
  • Oil or butter
  • Water
  • Cooking spray


  • 1
    Spray several small microwave-proof cups with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Prepare cake mix as directed on package.
  • 3
    Fill each cup no more than 1/2 full with batter.
  • 4
    Microwave one cup at a time on high for 2 to 3 minutes (depending on microwave strength and amount of batter). Watch for doneness and do not over bake.
  • 5
    Cool cupcakes. Frost and decorate as desired.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    This recipe is flexible. Make as few or as many cupcakes as you like. Refrigerate remaining batter and use within a couple of hours or bake traditionally in a smaller pan.

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More About This Recipe

  • When you want just a little taste of something sweet, this microwave cupcake recipe is the perfect snack-sized dessert. While it starts the same way you’d prepare any boxed cake mix, it’s finished in the microwave for truly effortless baking. And it’s perfect for those unexpected dessert cravings, or when its too hot to turn on the oven. Plus, you can make as many or as few as you want. Just remember, all microwaves are different, so depending on your microwave oven, cooking times may vary. So keep an eye on your cupcakes to avoid over baking! For more traditional (and even untraditional) treats, check out our other delicious cupcake recipes.
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