Vanilla Pudding Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

More Cupcakes from “101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes”!  I haven’t tried these cupcakes before but have made the frosting and it is delicious!

Here’s my tip for the day – when you go out to eat or order take out or get ready made food from Costco, save the plastic containers that they come in and recycle them by using them to take food to people that way they won’t have to worry about returning a dish and they can pass it on to someone else if they wish.  These cupcakes are for my weekly team meeting and I’m taking them in a container from a restaurant (see picture) so won’t have to worry about keeping track of a container at work.


1 box yellow cake mix

1 (4 oz) package vanilla pudding mix

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together cake mix, pudding mix, poppy seeds, eggs, milk and vanilla.  Pour into paper liners, filling 3/4 full.  Bake at 350 for 15 – 18 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.  Remove from oven and cool completely.


8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, softened

3 3/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

3 – 4 tablespoons milk or cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Place butter in large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds.  Stop beating before adding sugar to avoid a big mess.  Add sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and vanilla.  Beat frosting starting on low, increasing speed until frosting is thick and creamy.  Add up to 1 more tablespoon of milk if frosting is too thick.

2 thoughts on “Vanilla Pudding Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  1. Thanks for posting these delicious cupcakes from my book. I hope everyone enjoyed them. They are fantastic! Happy baking! – Wendy 🙂

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