Again- yes there is a recipe for half a box of cake mix in the BCCM cookbook- but...
here's one that's a little bit better.
What you need:
18 oz cake mix - but you will use 1 3/4 cup of the mix
1/4 cup of oil
2/3 cup water
What you do:
Mix all ingredients together. Bake: 5-8 minutes. Let cool before frosting.
Here's a little trick for the baking of your mini cupcakes. I use candy cups as a base for the cupcake liners. These are thicker than regular liners so the cupcake doesn't spread so much. You can use the candy liners as a cupcake liners too but regular liners come in much bigger variety of colors and styles.
Speaking of liners:
One site I found online is called The Cupcake Social at etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop/CupcakeSocial?section_id=6015299 or at http://www.thecupcakesocial.com/
The Babycakes cupcake maker takes size mini liners and they have sooooo many to choose from it's hard to pick.
Look how cute!!
They also sell other baking items too: sprinkles, decorative items, and packaging supplies as well. And the owner - Jenifer - is super sweet and answers questions super fast! Check it out!