These homemade Funfetti Cupcakes are fun and festive…and perfect for any season!
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What’s more fun than adding sprinkles to desserts? I
have an addiction keep a whole collection of sprinkles on hand to garnish everything from cupcakes and cakes to ice cream and milkshakes. I wish I could say that I even eat sprinkles by themselves…but they really don’t taste so great. But they sure do look awesome! So it should come as no surprise that Funfetti Cupcakes rank pretty high up there on my list of favorite desserts. They’re perfect for any season, and they’re sure to be a crowd favorite…if you can keep from eating them all first!
After my wife and I got married, she surprised me for our first Valentine’s Day with a funfetti cake. While she may have used a box cake mix, the fact that she baked me a cake was pretty darned special. (You see, my wife rarely bakes…so when she does, it’s always a special treat.) Somehow that Valentine’s funfetti cake became a tradition around our house, and every year my wife takes over the kitchen for an afternoon and bakes a delicious cake. And every year, that cake seems to get bigger and bigger. Not sure how that happened. (Ok, I might have had something to do with that…just sayin’.)
Of course, I started wondering recently what would happen if I took my go-to white cake recipe and added sprinkles to the batter. It was only the best funfetti cake ever (other than the one my wife makes, of course). I then whipped up a quick batch of vanilla frosting and frosted those cupcakes before I ate them all. After a quick dip in a big bucket of sprinkles, those cupcakes were ready to go…and they remain one of my favorite desserts in recent memory!
For the Funfetti Cupcakes
For the Funfetti Cupcakes
- In the bowl of a countertop mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes on medium speed).
- In a separate bowl, mix together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the vanilla, egg whites, and ½ of the flour mixture to the mixer bowl. Mix on low speed just until combined.
- Add the remaining ½ of the flour mixture and mix on low until combined.
- Add milk and mix on low until batter is fully combined. (Don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure the batter is evenly mixed.)
- Fold in the sprinkles.
- Line a muffin tin with paper liners; fill each tin approximately 2/3 full.
- Bake at 350°F for 26-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
- Let cupcakes cool before frosting.
For the Funfetti Frosting
- In the bowl of a countertop mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and shortening and mix on high speed until fully combined.
- Add the vanilla and powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition until fully absorbed.
- Add the milk 1 Tbsp at a time until frosting reaches the desired consistency.
- Frost cupcakes as desired; garnish with sprinkles.