These cupcakes are yes, EASY. BUT... like a few of the other bakers, they are gummy on the tops. Not that it makes these cupcakes awful, but it's a bit weird having the tops so sticky. They are incredibly moist and they do need to be baked about 10 minutes longer (depending on how full you make the cups). If you fill them half way, the stated time should be sufficient. If you are like me and fill them 3/4 of the way, they need to be baked longer. The toothpick will have a tiny bit of cake (not dough) on them, because they are so moist. All in all, the only real complaint I have is that the white topping isn't very sweet at all. Next time I will probably add 1/2 cup of sugar.