Yellow Cake and Brownie Topped Cupcakes

Tiffany Young


My boys and I made these tonight. Nolan, being 10, helped with most. Jordan, being 6, helped with stirring and the sprinkles. It's their favorite cupcake.

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People are going to love these easy semi-homemade cupcakes. When they bake the brownie batter and yellow cake mix magically swap places. If kids help to make this, they'll be amazed at the inside when they take a bite. A dollop of fluffy cream cheese frosting makes them really delicious. Sprinkles make them fun and festive. Great for a bake sale, pot luck, or simple weeknight dessert.

Note: For the 1/2 an egg in the recipe, we whisked an egg in a small bowl. Then divided that between the cake and brownie batter. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes. You can easily double the ingredients (which would use the entire box of cake and brownie mix) to make 24 cupcakes. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 16 votes

15 Min
25 Min


  • 1/2 pkg
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/2
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 pkg
    brownie mix with chocolate chunks
  • 1 1/2
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
  • 12
    cupcake wrappers
  • 2 can(s)
    whipped cream cheese icing
  • Few dash(es)
    candy sprinkles

How to Make Yellow Cake and Brownie Topped Cupcakes


  1. Mix the first four ingredients (yellow cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, water) together in a bowl.
  2. Line a cupcake pan with liners.
  3. Spoon in 2 tablespoons of the yellow cake mix.
  4. Mix the next 4 ingredients together (brownie mix, eggs, vegetable oil, water) to make the brownie tops.
  5. Spoon in 2 tablespoons on top of the yellow cake mix.
  6. Place in oven preheated to 350 F.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Take out of the pan and let cool for an hour.
  8. Take the whipped cream cheese icing and put it in a baggie or piping bag. Cut the corner.
  9. Start to ice the cupcakes.
  10. Sprinkle some candy sprinkles on them.
  11. Enjoy!

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