1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place foil or paper cupcake liners in two 12 cupcake pans or a 24 cupcake pan. Set aside.
2.In a large mixing bowl, dump mix and with a whisk, break up any little clumps. Add the rest of the ingredients except frosting and food coloring. Mix well to combine. You can use an electric mixer and beat for 2 minutes or whisk by hand. Make sure you use a rubber spatula to dig down deep and incorporate all dry ingredients into the wet.
3.Add food coloring as per box for desired color. Cake batter and frosting use different amounts so, make sure you read the label. Mix well with a rubber spatula so no streaks are present.
4.Using a 1/3 measuring cup, pour batter into prepared tins. Bake for about 15- 17 minutes. Check after 12 minutes. Tops should spring back and dry crumbs should be on toothpick when tested. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
5.Open frosting tub, add food coloring right into the frosting tub. Remember to follow the directions as to how many drops for the right color. Mix well with a small rubber spatula or spoon. Frost away and enjoy!