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2 Ingredient Cranberry Apple Cupcake Recipe


I once heard that you could make quick and easy cupcakes on the cheap by using just cake mix and soda or flavored water. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the lack of eggs and such at the time. Now that I’m getting more comfortable experimenting with recipes, I decided to try something different.

Cranberry Apple Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients used:

  • Duncan Hine’s white cake mix
  • Old Orchard Cranberry Naturals – Cranberry Apple


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Pour white cake mix into a medium bowl
  • Add 12 ounces (1-1/2 c) Cranberry Apple juice and mix until well blended
  • Put cupcake liners in tin or grease well; pour mix in
  • Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool and frost (cream cheese frosting was yuuuum) if desired

Makes 14-24 cupcakes depending on how much mix you use in each one.

You may want to tweak this a bit. I found the cupcakes to be a little too soft and crumbly.. and sticky. Maybe less juice should be used.?


Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith)

Monday 23rd of January 2012

This sounds great. Thanks for the recipes.


Monday 16th of January 2012

Yummy! These look really good -- and easy enough that even I should be able to make them! :) Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net


Sunday 15th of January 2012

Heh. Premade cake mix counts as one ingredient.


Sunday 15th of January 2012

Sure does just like chocolate chips do or noodles... or pumpkin spice...

Tammy Dalton

Wednesday 11th of January 2012

You can also make two ingredient cakes by using any cake mix and add a diet soda flavor. I have used a Chocolate fudge cake mix with a can of diet orange soda. The cake was moist and delicious!! You can use your imagination and have awesome combinations!! Have fun with it!! :0)

Angela Michels

Tuesday 10th of January 2012

This sounds delicious! I bet it would be great with some dried cranberries or raisins in them too. :) Angela Michels lilsweeper76 at yahoo dot com