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Funfetti Vanilla Cupcakes
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Funfetti Vanilla Cupcakes

Sweet vanilla cupcakes with colourful sprinkles inside and on top, and a silky vanilla buttercream
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cupcake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 494kcal
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 175 g Butter or baking spread softened, unsalted
  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 175 g Self raising flour
  • 35 g Sprinkles

For the buttercream

  • 200 g Butter softened, unsalted
  • 400 g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk

For decoration

  • 2 tbsp Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases
  • To make the sponge, mix together the butter and sugar, ideally using an electric mixer, until smooth
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and whisk well
  • Then gently whisk in the self raising flour
  • Fold in the sprinkles with a silicone spatula or a wooden spoon until evenly distributed
  • Divide the mixture between the 12 cupcake cases
  • Bake them for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a cooling rack
  • Make the buttercream by mixing together the butter and icing sugar, then add the vanilla extract, and mix until smooth. You can do this by hand with a silicone or wooden spoon or with an electric whisk. You can add a little extra milk if it is too stiff
  • Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake using a piping bag fitted with a nozzle. Or spread on with a spoon
  • Then add the sprinkles as decoration
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days

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Notes

  • Make sure all your ingredients (particularly the butter and eggs) are at room temperature before you start baking.
  • I used a baking spread for the cupcakes and unsalted butter for the buttercream.
  • The funfetti sprinkles I use are from The Shire Bakery, they are pricier than supermarket versions but this is because you get the best results. They retain their colour and are bake stable.
  • For the best natural vanilla flavour, make sure to use an extract and not an essence. My favourite brand is Nielsen Massey.
  • Although I provide cup measurements, I highly recommend weighing your ingredients out using digital kitchen scales*. It is the most accurate way to measure ingredients and will ensure the best results. Digital scales are very low cost and can be purchased for around £12 ($16.50) .
  • For teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) measurements, please use measuring spoons* and not the type of spoons you eat with. Again this will ensure accuracy and provide the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg