Funfetti Cupcakes

20/02/2013

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I’ve always wanted to make one of these funfetti cupcakes before and I finally got around to doing it today. I wasn’t feeling too happy before baking but once I got the sprinkles out it definitely cheered me up (except for the fact that the sprinkles are everywhere as well). These cupcakes have a different vanilla base to the ones I’ve used in the past but they are really good! I think these would be perfect to make if you have a kid’s party, or even if you just want to have some for a girl’s night in!

 

Also if you haven’t noticed, I tend to not have a heaped amount of frosting on all of my cupcakes and I reduce the amount of sugars of recipes that I have used for them. I love cupcakes and frosting but I don’t think it’s necessary to go overboard with the amount of frosting on top, but this is just personal choice! You should always taste your mixtures every now and then to see if you need to add more ingredients. Other than that I think you should go make these now and hopefully the sprinkles will cheer your day up a bit more like mine!

 

 

 

Makes 12

Recipe adapted from howsweetitis

 

½ cup unsalted butter, softened / 113g

½ cup caster sugar / 115g

2 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 ½ cups plain flour, sifted / 170g

1 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup milk / 80ml

¼ cup sprinkles /55g

 

Preheat the oven to 180°c and line your tins

 

Cream the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes

 

Add eggs one by one and vanilla and beat

 

Combine plain flour and baking powder together and add half into the mixture

 

Add milk, keep mixing and then add remaining dry ingredients

 

Fold in sprinkles (don’t agitate it too much or else the colours will start fading into the batter.)

 

Scoop the batter evenly into each cupcake tin

 

Bake for about 18-20 minutes

 

Cool the cupcakes on a wire rack, and then start on your frosting!

 

 

1 1/8 cup icing sugar / 250g

heaped ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened / 80g

1 tbsp milk

1 tbsp vanilla extract

 

Combine icing sugar and butter together and beat till its mixed

 

Add milk and vanilla extract and mix for a further minute

 

Your cupcakes are now ready to frost! Put some more sprinkles on and enjoy them!