Strawberry Vanilla Cupcakes with #CoolWhipFrosting #CBias

My daughter has been on fall break for the past two weeks, and yesterday was her first day back to school. I wanted to surprise her when she came home from school, and I knew that cupcakes would be perfect! Who doesn’t like cupcakes?! Emma is all girl, so I decided on Strawberry Vanilla Cupcakes with pink frosting. And sprinkles. Because life is better with sprinkles.

So Micah and I loaded up in the van and headed to Walmart to get cupcake fixin’s.

We picked up some cake ingredients and decorations…

Cake mix! I have a secret way of preparing cake mix that makes it taste home made. I’ll tell you how I do it in a second!

A cupcake isn’t a cupcake without some sparkle!

And I decided to try Kraft Cool Whip Frosting. I wanted the cupcakes to be really light and airy, and I knew this would do the trick!

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So we got home and gathered everything we’d need for our cupcakes.

So you wanna know how I improve upon a cake mix? Here’s how:

  • 1 box cake mix (any flavor)
  • 4 eggs (to be used in place of the amount of eggs on the box)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk (in place of the water amount on the box)

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine and beat all ingredients with a hand mixer. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full with batter, and bake for 12-20 minutes. I know that’s a wide range, but you’ve really gotta watch ’em!

Then, you’ll have glorious, moist, round cupcakes!

Once you’ve let them cool a bit, it’s time to pipe the Cool Whip Frosting on to these cuppy cakes!

I added pink icing coloring to half of my batch so that I could have both white and pink cupcakes. Diversity, I have it. Emma also helped hold the piping bag — she came home in the middle of my surprise baking sesh!

I used a 2A tip on my cupcakes, and I love the result!

I love how light and fluffy this frosting is. It’s absolutely perfect for piping decorative cupcakes, and even for just using a spatula to ice your dessert! It’s easy, fresh, and delish! Traditional jarred frosting can’t compare to this, no way. I’m definitely going to be using it again.

Want to see more delicious Cool Whip Frosting Recipes? Check out the Cool Whip Frosting Pinterest board!

Want to save some money on your Cool Whip Frosting purchase? Gotcha covered :).

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Kraft Cool Whip. #CoolWhipFrosting #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own.


    • says

      I’ll definitely be swinging by! Thanks for the kind words! I’m seriously in love with Cool Whip Frosting. I’m all about easy, and this is IT!

  1. says

    Those look SO good. I’m also in love with the Cool Whip Frosting! Yum! Love the sprinkles you added and how some are pink, others not. I saw your post on the cbSocially “FamilyMeals” Facebook page. But I have to know.. where did you get those egg stands? Those look so cool!


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