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Funfetti Cupcakes

Brighten up your day with a batch of funfetti cupcakes! These delightful bites are perfect for any celebration, or just when you’re in the mood for something sweet and fun.

Funfetti Cupcakes

With sprinkles mixed into the batter, these cupcakes bring a pop of color and joy to every bite. Let’s dive into the recipe!

Funfetti Cupcakes


For the cupcakes:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

For the buttercream icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and baking powder. Gradually add this to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  5. Fold in the rainbow sprinkles, then divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. While the cupcakes cool, prepare the buttercream icing by beating together the powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth.
  8. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them with the buttercream icing and top with additional sprinkles for extra fun!

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • To ensure your cupcakes rise evenly, make sure your butter is at room temperature before you start mixing.
  • If you don’t have rainbow sprinkles, you can use any type of sprinkles you have on hand.
  • For a dairy-free version, use a non-dairy milk alternative and a dairy-free butter substitute in both the cupcakes and the icing.


Q: Can I make these cupcakes in advance?
A: Yes, you can bake the cupcakes a day in advance and store them in an airtight container. Make the frosting and decorate them on the day you plan to serve them.

Q: Can I use a different type of frosting?
A: Absolutely! These cupcakes would also be delicious with cream cheese frosting, chocolate ganache, or even a simple dusting of powdered sugar.

These funfetti cupcakes are a joy to make and an even greater joy to eat. They’re perfect for birthdays, parties, or just as a treat to brighten up your day. So why wait? Get baking and bring some colorful fun into your kitchen today!

By on February 25th, 2024

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