Party Time! Confetti Cupcakes

My husband is a special guy.  He’s a wonderful father to our two kiddos, a great husband to me, and an all-around stellar man. Last weekend he turned the big  3-0 so I threw him a party to celebrate.  I knew I would be making cupcakes simply because I think they are easier to serve to large groups of people.  But I didn’t know what kind.  I thought, and thought, and thought some more.  Then I remembered that his fave cake flavor as kid was confetti- you know, vanilla cake with sprinkles spattering the batter.  With those little pops of color, who wouldn’t like confetti cupcakes?  So I started searching for a recipe.  There’s a few out there, but I settled on one that I thought sounded good.

Then my lovely husband put a wrench in things.  He told me he wanted a strawberry cake for his birthday (he had no clue about the birthday party at this point).  “Hmmm you don’t want a confetti cake?” I asked.  Being my appeasing husband, he decided to give me creative liberty to decide.  Well, I decided to do both!

The confetti and strawberry cupcakes turned out so great!  I was especially nervous about the confetti ones because I have yet to find a yellow cupcake that is moist enough, but they were moist and buttery.  I will definitely be making these again!

Here’s the recipe for confetti cupcakes (I’ll be doing a post about the strawberry ones in a few days.  Those babies deserve their own post!):

Funfetti Cupcakes
Recipe adapted from Cupcakes by Shelly Kaldunski

Makes about 12 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

For funfetti cupcakes
1-1/4 cups AP flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 large egg + 1 egg white, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 jar of rainbow sprinkles

For vanilla buttercream
2 sticks butter
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 tbsp milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS

To make cupcakes—
Preheat oven to 350F.

Line cupcake pan with paper liners.

In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a stand mixer, fitted with flat beater, beat the sugar and butter until well combined, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg and egg white, one at a time, beating on low.

Then add vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk in 2 additions, ending with the flour mixture. Fold in rainbow sprinkles.

Fill cupcake liners about 1/2-2/3 full. Bake for about 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.


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One response to “Party Time! Confetti Cupcakes

  1. Not only were they very good (I ate one of both), the display was very pleasing to the eye!!

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