1. Beat cake mix and next five ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Spoon batter evenly into 24 paper or foil-lined muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full; bake according to package directions. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks. Spread cupcakes evenly with cream cheese frosting. Yield: Two dozen.
Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions
1. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at low speed until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract, beating until mixture is blended. Yield: 2 cups.