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Funfetti cupcakes recipe

Funfetti cupcakes recipe

A sweet vanilla cupcake filled with rainbow sprinkles and topped with a vanilla buttercream and more sprinkles! It just doesn't get any better than this!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 people
Calories 233 kcal


  • Electric hand mixer
  • Stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • spatula
  • Standard cupcake pans
  • Cupcake liners


Vanilla funfetti cupcakes

  • cup cake flour
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup rainbow sprinkles jimmies

Vanilla Buttercream frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


Vanilla funfetti cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line two standard cupcake pans with cupcake liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk both flours, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt all together. Next, add the water, vanilla extract, both eggs, and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients. With mixer on medium, mix until the batter just comes together and is smooth.
  • Add in the sour cream and mix until just combined. Gently, fold in the rainbow sprinkles.
  • Transfer batter to cupcake liners about ⅔ full. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool for at least 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Vanilla buttercream frosting

  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix butter on medium until light and fluffy. Slowly, add in confectioner's sugar and mix on low until it is combined. Add in the salt, vanilla extract, and heavy cream. Mix until well incorporated and frosting is at your desired consistency.
  • Pipe frosting on cupcakes and add additional sprinkles if desired!


Serving: 30peopleCalories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 260IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Funfetti, confetti, rainbow sprinkles, jimmies, vanilla cupcakes, buttercream frosting
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