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Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes


Makes 24 cupcakes


A green twist on classic red velvet, these cupcakes take basic cake mix to delicious new heights with the addition of Pure Vanilla Extract, green food color, sour cream and cocoa powder.


1 package (2-layer size) German chocolate cake mix with pudding

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 bottle MCCORMICK Green Food Color

3 eggs

2 teaspoons MCCORMICK All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting (see recipe below)

Green sprinkles



1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cake mix, sour cream, water, cocoa powder, oil, food color, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed, just until moistened, scraping sides of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.

2.Pour batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

3.Bake 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Decorate with sprinkles.




1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

2 tablespoons sour cream

2 teaspoons MCCORMICK All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract

1 box (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar



1.Beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.

2.Fill and frost cooled cake with frosting.


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