I made these cupcakes today and they were super yummy!
There’s no need to buy cake mix. Butter, flour, eggs, and sugar. Four things. You’re in business. When you buy a box of cake mix, it contains corn syrup, corn starch, cellulose gum, and a long list of chemicals. They take four ingredients and turn it into 20 ingredients. Uninformed people look at those 20 ingredients, think they’re all necessary, and assume they can’t do it from scratch. Really, all you need is four things you probably already have in your kitchen. If you happen to have some coconut oil and/or coconut cream (which are not expensive) you can use it in place of butter to make the cake a bit healthier.
Where I live you can buy a whole fresh pineapple for about two dollars. It may have cost me five dollars worth of ingredients to make the cupcakes. When I share them, I get hugs and smiles that are worth a lot more than five dollars. It’s a great evangelistic tool. Nothing softens an angry man’s heart like homemade dessert.