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Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

The first part of our moving journey is complete. Everything was loaded into our moving truck today. I hope it all makes it in one piece! Here’s a moving tip: Don’t bother using old boxes. They get too worn and cave in and your kitchen stuff will be smushed. Yup, true story. Even though we had movers to help with the labor, it was still an exhausting day. We are going to take today to tie up a few loose ends and then we are hitting the road on Saturday. I’ve done cross-country trips with my husband before and he usually does all most of the driving. I like to just sit there and take a nap and play Professor Layton on my DS. This time though, we must both drive our cars which means I have to actually drive and pay attention and stuff. I know. How awful.

Today I have another amazing guest poster for you all! Say hello to Chung-Ah from Damn Delicious! Chung-Ah is seriously one of the sweetest gals you will ever meet and her blog is absolutely fabulous! One visit and you will get sucked in by her delicious recipes and gorgeous photos! Some of my faves include: Bacon-Wrapped Sonoran Hot Dogs, Nutella Donuts, and Carnitas Avocado Pizza with Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise Drizzle. Amazing, right?! Chung-Ah has made some homemade funfetti cupcakes today and they look incredible! I’ll let her take it from here!

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

Stephanie is in the middle of a huge cross-country move to Arizona so I have the honor of guest-posting for her today. When she first asked me for a favor to guest-post, I could not be more thrilled. Her blog is one of the first ones I began to follow when I started my own blog, Damn Delicious, and her recipes and gorgeous photos were (and still are) such an inspiration to me.

Now what I have for you today is homemade funfetti cupcakes. Sure, you can get the box mix from your local grocery store but if you’re already going to have to add the eggs and the oil, why not just make it from scratch? You get to control all the ingredients that go into the batter, and you’re omitting so many preservatives that are included in the box mix.

Plus, nothing beats homemade right?

And truth be told, I was seriously amazed as to how so many people people were impressed that these cupcakes were made from scratch. Little do they know its actually so easy to make! So the next time you’re celebrating a friend or a co-workers birthday, I highly suggest making these cupcakes. You’ll be sure to wow everyone, and they’ll think you’re a professional baker! Plus, the sprinkles are just so pretty to look at!

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Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles, plus more for sprinkling

For the vanilla buttercream frosting:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in egg whites until well combined. Beat in vanilla until well combined. With the mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and milk alternately in 3 parts, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients, beating just until incorporated. Add sprinkles and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  4. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Place into oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter on medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add powdered sugar, beating just until incorporated. Add vanilla, salt and milk. Increase speed to medium high and beat until frosting is light and fully, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Use a small offset spatula to spread the cupcakes with frosting, garnished with sprinkles, if desired.

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

Thank you Chung-Ah for sharing these awesome cupcakes!!

   

36 Responses to “Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 28, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Thank you so much for having me! :)

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    Des — September 28, 2012 at 1:06 am

    My husband loves funfetti cake but he never gets it because I don’t like to buy boxed cake that often. This solves that problem. Thank you!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 28, 2012 at 1:37 am

    I love funfetti and I love that these cupcakes are from scratch!

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    Alyssa — September 28, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Super cute cupcakes! I know moving can be so stressful, even with movers (we’ve had three moves in the last five years!) I hope everything goes smoothly!

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    Choc Chip Uru — September 28, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Glad to hear your moving is going well my friend :D
    And wow these cupcakes are too incredible!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — September 28, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Oh my gosh do these cupcakes look out of this world!! Great pick on your guest blogger today!!!! Damn Delicious, these cupcakes look dam delicious! I have to surprise my step-daughter with these, if she does the dishes!! :) Have a great weekend!!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

    GORGEOUS cupcakes Chung-Ah! I love the piping job – perfect perfect perfect! I wish I could pipe as beautifully as you. I’m a tad sloppy. ;) I love funfetti ANYTHING. Sprinkles are my favorite food. So glad you posted these and WHAT beautiful pictures!!

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    Jennie — September 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Go ahead, Chung-Ah, these look beautiful. Look at that plethora of rainbow sprinkles. The cupcakes are calling my name, willing me to take a huge bite. Absolutely beautiful.

    Good luck with your drive, Steph! I’m not a huge fan of extremely long road trips; boredom sets in and I’m no more good.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 28, 2012 at 9:31 am

    She just has the best photos ever. so pretty! and funfetti makes me smile.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — September 28, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I love funfetti! They were the only cupcakes I’d eat growing up-the boxed kind of course. I LOVE that these are homemade! And super easy!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 28, 2012 at 11:38 am

    these look gorgeous! i love the frosting on these and the funfetti makes it so FUN!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — September 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    These are beautiful! And everything is better with sprinkles. :) Great guest post!

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    Ramona — September 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Stephanie.. I’m so glad your phase one is complete! I hope the next few phases go by quickly and easily. Good luck on the drive out there. :)

    Love funfetti anything and these cupcakes are so cute …. the only problem is I can’t get one out of my computer screen. :) It’s a wonderful guest post and nice to meet a new blogger. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend ladies! ~ Ramona

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    The Newlywed Chefs — September 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Stephanie, these are perfect! Funfetti is the BEST and it’s so much better to make something homemade than out of a box. We’ll have to give this one a try!

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    RavieNomNoms — September 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I really truly believe that there is nothing better in this world than a good funfetti cupcake. Yours look so good!

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    Cassie — September 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    These are so pretty! Good luck with the move!

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    Julia @ JuliasAlbum.com — September 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I just like how the word “funfetti” sounds :).

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    Valerie — September 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    What is it about funfetti that makes everything so…well, fun?! :D
    Just looking at these cupcakes makes me happy!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    You rocked these. Omg. And the frosting is just the icing on the cake. Pun intended! Awesome!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 29, 2012 at 2:12 am

    LOVE funfetti anything! I feel your pain with the boxes situation…I just moved last week :)

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    Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) — September 29, 2012 at 8:36 am

    That icing! What a great cupcake.

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — September 30, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Love these! They look perfect and so yummy! and I love Chung-Ah’s blog as well! Great guest post! Pinning this.

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    Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook — September 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Chung-Ah, these are gorgeous, perfectly frosted, and so colorful! I think I could easily eat a baker’s dozen or so by myself :)

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    Baking Serendipity — September 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Funfetti always makes me smile :) I kind of get excited about giant road trips…when I’m just the passenger. Good luck!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 30, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Good luck with organizing and everything – I used to love moving and love helping others…but now with so much stuff I pray that I don’t have to move any more! Hope you will get some break between and bake this funfetti cupcakes to make yourself relax… Chung-Ah, great guest post is cute funfetti cupcakes!

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    Baker Street — October 1, 2012 at 10:10 am

    So good to see Chung-Ah over here! I love her blog, recipes and oh her pictures are just amazing! These funfetti cupcakes look to die for. Great guest post, S! :)

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    Emily @ the best of this life — October 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Those look so delicious!! The perfect party trick :) Safe travels and move!

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    Amy @ fragrantvanillacake — October 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Chang-Ah, these are sooo cute! I love the look of funfetti, and I am sure they are delicious as well :)!

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    Viviane Bauquet Farre — October 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Funfetti is always, well, for lack of a better word, fun! These cupcakes are adorable and I’m sure satisfy even the fiercest sweet tooth. Hope eating them was as fun as making them!

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    Cookin' Cowgirl — October 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Pretty!!! I just had to pin these to my Funfetti board! :)
    http://pinterest.com/cookincowgirl/funfetti-confetti-sprinkles/

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    Kristin — March 20, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Just made these, this is literally the best cup cakes I have ever tasted!! So good!! Thank you!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 20th, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them, Kristin!

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    Brittany — April 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I am in the process of baking these little squeezes of heaven, but am sooooo upset that AS SOON as I started mixing in the sprinkles, the colors ran and turned my batter PURPLE!!! :( :( What do I do next time to make sure that doesn’t happen? I want my cupcakes to be crisp white with dots of color too lol any suggestions would be appreciated

    • Stephanie replied: — April 20th, 2013 @ 1:50 am

      Oh no, Brittany!! I think two things could be happening. The first is that if you are using nonpariels, the colors tend to bleed pretty easily, so when you add them in, you need to gently fold them in and need to be careful not to overmix them or they will bleed. The second thing is that it could just be the particular brand, type, or color of the sprinkles you used. My guess though is the first thing.

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    Marlene — January 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I’m so glad I found this recipe. It’s my ‘go-to’ cupcake recipe when kids want cupcakes! So easy and so delicious! Thank you.

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