Sometimes in high school I would wake up for school and go "oh crap, Mom! I have to bring something for our Bandolera bake sale!" And by sometimes, I mean every Monday. So, we had to get pretty creative in our last minute 6:00 a.m. baking endeavors. Here is our best result.
1 box yellow cake mix - you must use yellow, because you can really only taste the yellow-y goodness that way
1 bag Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips - do not use off brand. You know my dad made me try it. Not cool. Don't use milk chocolate either. That's just being sweet-crazy.
A bunch of cinnamon sugar that you maybe made up a while ago to sprinkle on buttered hotdog buns out of the freezer when you "needed" something sweet but were too lazy to go to Wendy's and get that Frosty. Don't judge.
Whatever else it says you need on the cake mix box.
Melted butter. A lot. Like at least one whole stick.
Optional - any chopped nuts you may have in your freezer - pecans or walnuts would be especially good. You will never have nuts in it if you eat mine; however, because I do not have nuts in my freezer because I am not rich.
Make up the cake mix like it says to do on the box, following the cupcake instructions. Then, stir in the whole bag of chocolate chips, as well as a healthy dump of the cinnamon sugar (I am guessing like 1/2 to 3/4 cup but you know I don't measure shit). Pour the batter in the little paper cupcake cups in a muffin tin. I like to use a small ladle sprayed down with Pam so they slide right on in. Then bake according to the package instructions. When they are done, quickly take them out and put them on some cooling racks, and by cooling racks I mean brown paper sacks from the grocery store. I believe I have already shared that I am not rich. You have to do this fast because you want them really hot for the extremely important butter/cinnamon step. Now, brush them all quickly with the melted butter and sprinkle them with a bunch of cinnamon sugar. If I have butter leftover, sometimes I do this step twice, because you don't get an ass like mine just eating one coating of melted butter.