Sometimes you just need sprinkles.
Not too long ago I made my coworker some Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes for her birthday. It was on this occasion that my soon to be 4 years old son changed his entire outlook on cake. You see, my sweet little boy has always loved chocolate cake and only ever requested chocolate cake for special events. Then he ate one of these and declared them the best cake ever and changed his birthday request from chocolate cake with red frosting to sprinkle cake with red frosting. I cannot say I blame him as these are truly delicious cupcakes. My boy, being the thoughtful loving brother that he is, also made a special request for one pink cupcake for his sister. I love this kid and we love these cupcakes!
Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes
recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
makes 24 cupcakes
3 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large egg
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (I used Greek)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup rainbow jimmies/sprinkles (not nonpareils)
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Whisk in sugar - mixture will be gritty. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 minute. Stir in egg, yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract until combined. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until no lumps remain. Batter will be thick. Slowly stir in sprinkles, but do not overmix because the sprinkles will bleed their color.
Divide batter among 24 cupcake liners and bake for up to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
Very Vanilla Frosting
recipe by Baked Perfection
2 sticks of butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 -4 tablespoons milk
food coloring if desired
Beat butter and vanilla until creamy. Add salt. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating until combined. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach desired consistency. Add food coloring if desired.
This photo was taken from the original batch. I used about 1 1/4 cups sprinkles in this batch.