Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

Nothing says "I love you" like a from-scratch cake on your birthday. (Well, I suppose that depends on who you ask. As for this sugar-loving foodie, from-scratch cake is the ultimate in thoughtful gifts.) Funfetti is a kid-favorite, and a family favorite. I thought I'd share our recipe for the fun cake with you. These cupcakes were made for my 1-year-old's birthday on Sunday.

The darling spotted cupcake liners came from HeyYoYo.
The jumbo frosting tip was sent to me on my birthday by my sweet baking-expert friend, Kathia. I believe it is Wilton brand.
(makes a dozen delicious cupcakes)
Preheat oven to 350° & line pan with paper liners.

1 1/4 c.  flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c. sugar
6 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 egg + 1 egg white, room temperature
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp rainbow sprinkles

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. In a mixer, beat the sugar and butter until combined, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg and egg white, one at a time, beating on low. Add vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with milk in 2 parts, ending with the flour mixture. Fold in rainbow sprinkles.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3rds full. Bake for 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.

(makes 4 cups)
Recipe given to me by the wonderful Kathia

1 1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 lb. powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

With an electric mixer, beat butter on medium-high speed until pale and creamy, about 2 minutes.
Reduce speed to medium. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as needed; after every two additions, raise speed to high and beat 10 seconds to aerate frosting, then return to medium. This process should take about 5 minutes. Frosting will be very pale and fluffy.
Add vanilla, and beat until frosting is smooth. Add one drop of food coloring at a time and stir with a flexible spatula until well combined before adding more.
If not using immediately, frosting can be refrigerated up to 10 days in an airtight container. Before using, bring to room temperature, and beat on low speed until smooth again, about 5 minutes.



  1. These look so yummy. Happy birthday to your darling ones.

  2. Yay Hannah! These are beautiful and I'm sure just delicious. You are the coolest mommy!

  3. Dear Hannah, Happy birthday to your little ones!! it is hard to believe how fast our kids grow. You did an amazing job with the cupcakes and the frosting, great piping skills!

  4. I wish I had piping skills like that. My attempts look like, well... attempts. Beautiful. They look so yummy. Happy birthday to two of your three.

  5. Just here to say that I haven't been to your space in a while and WHY NOT! Forgot how much I love it here. Thanks for sharing your life.

  6. Looks yummy! I think this is a very fun recipe. I may make it for my own birthday :)

  7. Hey Hannah fans, this is her mom. Just have to tell you about my favorite Christmas present this year - a box of homemade cards by Hannah. Treasure!

  8. Thanks, Mom. It was my favorite gift to give.

  9. Yea for doing it yourself when it comes to making birthday treats! No more powdered cake mixes for you! Looks super yummy!

  10. These look super yummy and so fun!


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