I recently read an article in the CC mag and the 'dump' method of making cake batter. You just literally dump all of the ingredients in the bowl and mix for a couple of minutes.
Well that got My interest.
So today I tried it. Used a butter cake scratch recipe that usually had the normal creaming etc.
I threw everything in the bowl and mixed for 2 minutes. Made standard size cupcakes.
even though there were tiny bits of butter visible in the batter, it cooked up normally, in the same amount of time, tasted the same. I wouldn't have know the difference and it sure saved me a lot of time. It was a great surprise although I don't know why it would be, that's exactly how to make a box mix.