For those who love to bake, cupcakes are one of the most fun desserts to make.  There is something so relaxing about baking and I had a lot of fun with these.

Funfetti Cupcakes are essentially vanilla cakes with lots of sprinkles mixed in the batter.  This way, when you cut into it’s centre, you will be greeted with lots of colourful fun (hehe) when you eat them.  This particular recipe is my take on Cupcake Jemma’s recipe.  Bake and Enjoy!

For the Vanilla Cakes

125g or 1 cup of Flour
125g or 1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
125g or 1/5 cup + 1tbsp of Soft Room Temperature Unsalted Butter
2 Large Eggs
1 1/2 tbsp of Milk
1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, butter and eggs. Start on a low speed and once combined turn to high for a minute.
3. Mix the vanilla extract and milk in a bowl and add to the mixture until well combined.
4. I just added in how many ever sprinkles I thought were appropriate and mixed through with a spatula.
5. I found this batch made a standard twelve cupcakes. The original recipe called for the cakes to be in the oven for 18-22 minutes. While the cupcakes are baking, I made the buttercream frosting.

For the Buttercream

200g or 1 cup – 1 tbsp Soft Unsalted Butter (basically a little less than a cup)
250g or 2 cups of Icing Sugar
2 tbsp of Milk
1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
Food Colouring of your choice, I used two drops of red.

1. Mix just the butter on a medium speed for 2-3 minutes until it is paler in colour and a bit more fluffy.
2. Add in the icing sugar on a low speed so that it doesn’t fly everywhere. Start slow and increase speed. I found the trick to getting a very white colour was just to be patient and let it run for a while.
3. Bring mixer back to a low speed and add milk and vanilla extract and blend until well combined.
4. At this point I added in the food colouring and mixed it again.

I let the cupcakes cool for about twenty minutes before I piped it to make sure it was thoroughly cool. I used a wilton tip 1m nozzle to create the ‘classic cupcake swirl’ and added more sprinkles on top for decoration!

If you make this, please do tag me on all social media @natashalily16.  I love to see what others get up to in the kitchen!