Saturday, January 7, 2012

Funfetti Cupcakes

Happy New Year! Browsing through recipes, I tried to come up with the perfect cupcake to start out 2012.  

Well my friends, here it is, for the kid in all of us.  

A homemade funfetti cupcake.  :)

I used Jessica's cupcake and buttercream recipe, just used regular sprinkles in the batter instead of the nonpareils.  

Straight out of the oven, these cupcakes were moist and delicious.  Unfortunately, the next morning the cake seems to be a little on the dry side, but still tasty!  My goal is to tweak this recipe to perfection, then repost.  

The icing I'm not tweaking though. It's fabulous.

These cupcakes make me smile and like I said before, despite being a little on the dry side, they are really quite tasty.  

Happy 2012!

Funfetti Cupcakes (makes 1 dozen)

Funfetti Batter

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pan with liners. 

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl.  Add half of dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.  Add in milk until combined.  Add remaining flour mixture.  Fold in sprinkles.

Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.  Let cool then frost.  

Vanilla Buttercream

2 sticks of butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp milk, if needed

Cream butter until fluffy.  Gradually add in powdered sugar until combined.  Add in vanilla and whip on high speed for 2-3 minutes.  If frosting is too thick, add 1 tbsp of milk at a time.  I didn't need to use any milk.