Step 1: Gather Ingredients
Here's what you'll need:1 (18.25 oz.) box butter recipe yellow cake mix
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter ( no substitute), softened
1/2 cup milk
1 (1 oz.) bottle red food coloring
(See icing ingredients in Step 3, or in the printed shopping list.)
With electric mixer, blend dry cake mix, cocoa, softened butter, milk, coloring and eggs until moistened. Beat at medium speed 4 minutes.
Put cupcake wrappers in muffin tin. Fill wrappers half way with batter. Bake in a 350 degree oven. 20-25 minutes. Let cool before icing.
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1 (16 oz.) box confectioners' sugar
1 stick butter (no substitute), softened
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2-1 cup pecans, finely chopped
Beat the frosting ingredients in a mixer just until smooth and even, saving the pecans to sprinkle on top of cupcakes last. Cover and keep refrigerated.