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Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes

 
 
A half eaten vanilla funfetti cupcake on a white plate
My absolute favorite kind of cake growing up was funfetti. Ever since I can remember my mom baked me a sprinkle-filled cake for my birthday. Today I still request one, only this time Stephen bakes it for me and it is usually in one of those giant cupcake pans! Lately I’ve been in a cupcake mood, so I made a batch of homemade vanilla funfetti cupcakes. They’re even better than the boxed mix and perfect for any occasion. You can mix up the colors personalize them or add candles + toppers. No matter how you decorate them, they’ll be a crowd pleaser!
 
 
 
Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes for Two

Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

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Course: Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Servings: 18 standard cupcakes *
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter - room temperature
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup rainbow jimmies
vanilla almond buttercream
  • 16 Tbsp (2 sticks) butter - room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two standard cupcake pans (or three minis) with liners, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla bean paste and almond extract. With mixing speed on low, add egg, then egg yolk, mixing until just combined.
  •  In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a glass measuring cup mix together sour cream and milk. With mixing speed on low, alternate dry and wet ingredients, mix until batter is smooth and homogeneous (being careful not to over mix).
  • Remove bowl from stand and gently fold in sprinkles. Scoop batter into the cupcake liners, filling each ⅔ of the way full. Place in the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes (8-12 for minis) or until the cupcakes spring back when touched and are slightly golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (about 25 minutes).
  • While cupcakes are cooling, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine butter, salt, vanilla and almond. Beat until fluffy (2-3 minutes). With mixing speed on low, add heavy cream, then gradually add ½ c. powdered sugar at a time until the mixture becomes soft but firm enough to hold it’s shape. Beat frosting for an additional 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Pipe on cooled cupcakes as desired, decorate with sprinkles.

NOTES

*Makes approximately 36 mini cupcakes or 18 standard size cupcakes
- I’ve noticed that these taste even better the next day- so feel free to make them a day ahead!
Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
272
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
60
mg
20
%
Sodium
 
227
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
58
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
26
g
9
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
17
g
19
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
560
IU
11
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments:

  1. These look lovely – perfect for a birthday party!

    I’m a new follower. 🙂

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

  2. Discovered your wonderful blog via the Someday Crafts link party and am now a follower!

    Love the idea of putting sprinkles inside the cupcake, my 4 year old would go mad for these (he adores sprinkles)!

  3. So festive, I love the colors and they look they taste great. Thanks for sharing them on foodie friday.

  4. These are so pretty. Love the colors & your beautiful photo! Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle