Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

Funfetti cupcakes mean party time. You can't resist the sprinkles, so don't try!


For the Cupcakes:
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
For the Frosting:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles


For the cupcakes:

  1. In the bowl of a countertop mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes on medium speed).
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add the vanilla, egg whites, and ½ of the flour mixture to the mixer bowl.  Mix on low speed just until combined.
  3. Add the remaining 1/2 of the flour mixture and mix on low until combined.
  4. Add milk and mix on low until batter is fully combined.  (Don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula to ensure the batter is evenly mixed.)
  5. Fold in the sprinkles.
  6. Line a muffin tin with paper liners; fill each tin approximately 2/3 full.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 26-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Let cupcakes cool before frosting.

For the Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of a countertop mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and shortening and mix on high speed until fully combined.
  2. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition until fully absorbed.
  3. Add the milk 1 Tablespoon at a time until frosting reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Frost cupcakes as desired; garnish with sprinkles.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cupcake
Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 133
Calories 437

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 64mg
Total Carbohydrate 68g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 51g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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