29 July 2012

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

My brother requested I make Funfetti Cupcakes for his birthday. So loving any excuse to make cupcakes I did so willingly.  I found a recipe through Pintrest from How Sweet It Is.   I love how bright and colourful the funfetti cupcakes are and they have always been one of my favourite cake mixes, but this time I wanted to make them from scratch. 

Creaming butter and sugar

After adding the sprinkles, the batter turned a lovely purple colour... I may have over mixed it

Colourful wrappers for colourful cupcakes
So many Sprinkles! 

My brother said they tasted just like the ones from the box. I don't know if thats a good thing or not... shouldn't they taste better! haha. Trust your brother to tell you the truth. He loved them though, and I thought they tasted amazing. He did say the icing was amazing.  I provided the recipe for you below. 

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes (from How Sweet It Is)
makes 12 cupcakes
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles + more for top of frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
Pour into cupcake tins and fill 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool, then frost.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Fold in assorted sprinkles.

Vanilla Buttercream

2 1/2 cups powered sugar 
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of milk, if needed
2 sticks of butter, softened

Cream butter in the bowl of an electric mixture until completely smooth and creamy. With the mixer on low speed, add in powdered sugar slowly. Gradually increase mixer speed and add vanilla, then beat for 2-3 minutes, scraping down sides and bottom of the bowl. If frosting is too thick, add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached If it’s too thin, add sugar gradually until it thickens. Frost cupcakes and top with sprinkles.

What is your favourite cupcake flavour? 


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  2. I love this kind, so kid like - love it! Cute blog :)


  3. OMG those look delicious! Cupcakes are a guilty pleasure of mine :)


  4. ok, i can't look at your blog cuz i'm trying not to eat sugar and its not helping! haha


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