May 2011
Confetti Cupcakes

Confetti cake has always been one of my favorite cake flavors. Up until now, I have only ever had it from a boxed mix, which is fine, but homemade confetti cake is most definitely better. The cake is a white cake, flavored with vanilla and a touch of almond, splashed with colorful sprinkles that melt into the cake to look like confetti. The cake is moist, and works well for either cupcakes or a layer cake. I topped with cupcakes with swiss meringue buttercream, and of course, more sprinkles! :)

Confetti Cupcakes
Yields: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup milk
3 large egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp butter, soft
2 tbsp rainbow sprinkles

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

In a small bowl, whisk together milk, egg whites and extracts. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir to combine. Cut in butter with the paddle attachment at low-speed until mixture is coarse and sandy. Add milk mixture and beat at medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl and continue beating for 20-30 seconds. Stir in sprinkles.

Divide batter evenly into prepared tin. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.

Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Source: Baking Bits

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12 Responses to Confetti Cupcakes

  1. This looks awesome! I am definitely making this soon!!

  2. Erin says:

    Confetti Cupcakes are so fun! These look delicious. I love the hit of almond! Thanks

  3. Apron Appeal says:

    I think the world would be a better place if everyone would share more cupcakes with their neighbors. Seriously you can’t go wrong with cupcakes and who doesn’t want sprinkles?

  4. Vicki says:

    Sprinkles make everything better! Your cupcakes look so perfect!

  5. These are so fun!!! Takes me back to my childhood birthday parties :)

  6. Beautiful cupcakes … gotta love confetti! :)

  7. Di-licious says:

    My daughter would go crazy for these cuter than cute confetti cupcakes.

  8. Anne says:

    My 20 year old son LOVES funfetti cupcakes! I’m glad I’ve found a ‘home made’ recipe for them. I can’t wait to try them! : )

  9. Christina says:

    How fun are these cupcakes?! I love funfetti cupakes…I need to make them from stratch soon! :)

  10. Suri says:

    These look delicious! I was actually looking for a way to finish up my ice cream cones without having to eat more ice cream!
    Ps will it stay crunchy and soft if I freeze them after baking?

    • Chrissy says:

      I assume you’re talking about the ice cream cone cupcakes? I’m not sure, I never froze them, but when you bake them, then cone gets a little “stale” and chewy tasting as it is, so it might not matter. Let me know if you try it! :)

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