Funfetti Cupcakes

Easy, delicious funfetti cupcakes, made from scratch! 

Easy Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes from Katie Gets Creative

With Spring here, I find myself wanting bright, cheerful desserts. What could be happier than cupcakes filled with sprinkles?! This recipe makes a small batch, only 12 cupcakes. Plus, the recipe can easily be doubled if you're making these for a party. The doubled recipe is at the very bottom of the page.

Easy Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes from Katie Gets Creative

This is my favorite cake mix to use. I love the flavor so much, I often eat several cupcakes with no icing! They're just that good. The recipe is adapted slightly from an old Pillsbury cookbook that belonged to my grandmother, then my mom, and now me.

 I trade shortening for butter, because, FLAVOR! and egg whites for whole eggs. I halved the recipe because I often don't need enough cake or cupcakes to feed an army, just enough for a weekend at home. 

Easy Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes from Katie Gets Creative

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup sprinkles (not nonpareils) 

Icing: 
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened (unsalted)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter and milk. Blend well at low speed, then beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add egg and vanilla, and continue to beat 2 minutes on medium. Fold in sprinkles, and scoop batter into cupcake tin.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes; cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs clinging! 
  4. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes, then move cupcakes to continue cooling on a wire rack. 

While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the icing: cream together the softened butter & cream cheese until well blended, then add in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat on medium-high speed until creamy and smooth. Put in icing bag to pipe or smooth over cupcakes with an offset spatula. 

Enjoy! 


For a double batch, use the following measurements. Same instructions apply! 

Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sprinkles (not nonpareils) 

Icing 
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (unsalted)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Easy Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes from Katie Gets Creative

Cake recipe adapted from Pillbury's white cake 

Easy Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes from Katie Gets Creative

Easy Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes from Katie Gets Creative
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Funfetti Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles
Instructions
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.2) In a bowl of a stand mixer, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter and milk. Blend well at low speed, then beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add egg and vanilla, and continue to beat 2 minutes on medium. Fold in sprinkles, and scoop batter into cupcake tin.3) Bake for 12-15 minutes; cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs clinging! 4) Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes, then move cupcakes to continue cooling on a wire rack.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12

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