Sunday, June 27, 2010

Baking Sunday - Funfetti Cupcakes

Was in the mood for something colourful and festive for the beginning of the Summer.  So when I saw these homemade-funfetti-recipe-from-iheartcupp on cakespy, I just had to try them!!  They are so cute and very sweet!!

I did struggle a bit with the frosting - it was so hot and humid in my kitchen, the frosting didn't come out as I wished for!  But still was delicious!!
I love the little sprinkles!!

and when you take a bite.... awwwww!

Here's the recipe (my changes in red)
Funfetti Cupcakes

Recipe adapted from Cupcakes by Shelly Kaldunski
Makes about 12 cupcakes
For the cupcakes

1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 large egg + 1 egg white, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk (I used low-fat)
2 tbsp rainbow sprinkles (I used about 3 tbsp)

For vanilla buttercream (I halved the recipe and it was more than enough frosting for me!)

2 sticks butter (1 stick)
7 cups powdered sugar, sifted (3 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup milk (1/8 cup low-fat milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla

To make cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a stand mixer, fitted with flat beater, beat the sugar and butter until well combined, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg and egg white, one at a time, beating on low.

Then add vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk in 2 additions, ending with the flour mixture. Fold in rainbow sprinkles.

Fill cupcake liners about 1/2-2/3 full. Bake for about 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.

To make buttercream:

In a stand mixer, fitted with flat beater, beat butter until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add 5 cups of sifted powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla, beat until combined. Add more powdered sugar until you get to the consistency you want. (I worked one cup at a time until I got the right consistency)
Frost with vanilla buttercream and garnish with more rainbow sprinkles


Angela2932 said...

I like the modifications you made in this. Thanks for posting the detail, and the confetti adds such a nice little burst of color!

Maria said...

You are the cupcake queen! I've just recently begun making cupcakes and I'm still trying to figure out how much to add to each little paper cup. I always put either too much or not enough. Need more practice.

These are so cute! Love the colors!

Nicki, said...

You can't go wrong with cupcakes - and these are very festive.

April said...

Oh my..those look so yummy. I have always loved the funfetti cake. :)

Nessa said...

Very cool, I love funfetti, I think I will have to make these!!

ajcabuang04 said...

I love funfetti cupcakes!! To this day, I still make them from the box. haha

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