-1 box white cake mix
-Water, eggs, oil to mix’s specifications (or roughly 1 c. water, 3 eggs & 1/3 c. oil)
-1 to 2 packets unsweetened Kool-Aid, tropical punch flavored or otherwise
-1 batch frosting, prepared or canned
Start out by whipping up a batch of plain old white cake batter. Just use the boxed variety (doesn’t matter), preheat the oven to 350 degrees (or whatever the box recommends), add whatever amount of water/oil/eggs it calls for, and mix well.
Divide batter into 2 bowls or batter cups. Empty a packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid mix into one of the batter bowls and stir well until color is evenly spread throughout batter.
Spray or line muffin tins (somewhere between 14 – 24, depending on whether you beat it by hand or with an electric mixer.)
Spoon a dollop of the plain batter into the bottoms of each muffin cup. Then, go back and spoon a dollop of the Kool-Aid batter into the cups. Alternate back and forth until cups are about 3/4 full.
Pop the cupcakes into the oven, bake for about 18-20 minutes or until inserted fork/toothpick comes out clean, and cool completely on a wire rack.
In the meantime, prepare your frosting. You can use homemade buttercream, canned, whatever. If you want, you can mix a packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid (maybe a different flavor from what you used in the batter) into the frosting and cream it well. Pipe onto cupcakes and decorate with your lovies. 🙂