Lucky Green Velvet Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. vegetable oil (I used Canola, I never use Vegetable oil anymore)
1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 c. plain yogurt or sour cream (I used light sour cream)
5-8 drops green decorators paste (I just used the regular old food coloring that I had on hand. It worked just fine although it took much more than the decorators paste would to get a nice green)
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand or electric mixer, add cake mix, eggs, water, oil, pudding, and sour cream or yogurt. Beat on medium for 1 1/2 minutes. Slowly beat in decorators paste or food coloring until you get your desired color.
Scoop batter into paper-lined cupcake tins. Bake 15-18 minutes or until cooked through. Let cool completely.
Frost cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and add sprinkles if desired.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat)
4 Tbsp. butter, softened
4 c. powdered sugar (the recipe calls for it to be sifted, but I can't be bothered with that;P)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Mix in vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar, one cup at a time.