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Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 24

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 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 tsp McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

   Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting (see Tip)

   Green sprinkles

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Preheat oven to 350°F. 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.

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

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.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 213

Total Fat 9g 

Cholesterol 30mg 

Sodium 193mg 

Total Carbohydrate 31g 

Dietary Fiber 1g 

Protein 2g