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Posted by on Dec 2, 2015

White Chocolate Cupcakes

Oh. My. Gosh. These cupcakes are seriously to die for. I’m drooling just looking at the picture. And they are actually fairly easy to make. Plus, they don’t cost an arm and a leg. Just leave out the truffles (which is how I prefer them anyway) and your shopping list will be minimal.


White Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 box white cake mix (2 layer size)
  • 1/2 box Jell-O white chocolate pudding mix (4 serving size)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 packages white chocolate Lindt truffles (24 total truffles)

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 container (8 oz) whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Heilala vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 box Jell-O white chocolate pudding mix (4 serving size)
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled


White Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix together cake mix, 1/2 box white chocolate pudding mix, sour cream, egg whites, water, and oil until fully combined. Beat 2 minutes.
  • Fill cupcake liners in cupcake pan 2/3 full, bake for 16-18 minutes at 350 degrees F. When done the top will just start to turn golden and should spring back when touched. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.
  • When cupcakes are cool, core your cupcakes to create room for the truffle. I use a large round icing tip. Just insert and pull out to remove a small amount of cake. Don’t insert the icing tip clear to the bottom of the cupcake.  You don’t want the hole to go all the way through.  Leave some cake at the bottom. Then push your truffles down inside.
  • These are also absolutely delicious without the truffles. If I’m honest, I prefer them without.

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

  • Beat butter until fluffy. Then add whipped cream cheese. Beat until blended well.
  • Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. My absolute favorite is Heilala Vanilla available at Sprouts & Earth Fare stores.
  • Mix in 4 cups of powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating between each. Add pudding mix and mix well.
  • If necessary add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting is a good piping  consistency.
  • Melt the white chocolate  in the microwave. When cool add to frosting. Beat until fluffy and light, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Pipe icing onto cupcakes.
  • I topped mine with white chocolate curls and some pearl sprinkles.

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About Heilala Vanilla Ltd.

Founded in 2002, New Zealand-based Heilala Vanilla Ltd., is a grower,  manufacturer and distributor of a premium line of award-winning vanilla products.  The Heilala Vanilla range includes Heilala Vanilla Beans, Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Paste, Vanilla Sugar, Vanilla Powder and Vanilla Syrup.  Heilala’s Vanilla plantation is located in the Vava’u Islands, Kingdom of Tonga.  Heilala Vanilla is the only vanilla in the world that is direct from plantation to pantry with no traders or outside distributors.  Heilala abides by Fair Trade practices and is recognized by the local Agriculture Ministry in Tonga as a true example of a Pacific partnership in practice.  Heilala products are sold in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Brazil, Hong Kong,Denmark and the United States.  For more information on Heilala Vanilla visit www.heilalavanilla.com.

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This recipe was first featured on Dancing in the Kitchen with Jonnie and Bone.


  1. Gay Jensen says:

    would love to try this

  2. Mindy Barnes says:

    Sounds yummy!