Funfetti Cupcakes

Celebrate any special occasion with Funfetti Cupcakes, a classic treat that brings smiles and festive cheer. These delightful cupcakes are soft and fluffy, topped with rich vanilla buttercream, and adorned with colorful sprinkles. They are not just fun to look at but also a joy to eat, making them perfect for birthdays, parties, or any moment that calls for a little extra sparkle.


For the Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (160g)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder (6g)
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt (3g)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (120ml)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature (125g)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (55ml)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature (56g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (4ml)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional) (2ml)
  • 1/4 cup rainbow jimmies / long sprinkles (45g)
For the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature (113g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (4ml)
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt (2g)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (250g)
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream or milk, room temperature (30ml)


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Heat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until well mixed.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the water, sour cream, oil, egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract until well combined.
  4. Make Batter:
    • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined to avoid overmixing, which can toughen the cupcakes. Gently fold in the rainbow sprinkles.
  5. Bake:
    • Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool:
    • Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Prepare Frosting:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with vanilla and salt until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar and cream or milk, beating until fluffy and well incorporated.
  8. Decorate:
    • Once the cupcakes are completely cool, pipe or spread the frosting on top. Garnish with additional sprinkles for an extra touch of fun and color.


  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure ingredients like sour cream and eggs are at room temperature to create a smoother and more uniform batter.
  • Even Distribution: Use a cookie scoop to distribute the cupcake batter evenly among the liners, ensuring consistent size and baking.
  • Sprinkles: Use rainbow jimmies as they are less likely to bleed color into the batter, maintaining their vibrant appearance after baking.


Funfetti Cupcakes are more than just a delicious treat; they’re a festive addition to any celebration, encapsulating the joy and excitement of a party in every bite. With their vibrant colors and irresistible taste, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit with guests of all ages. Enjoy the process of baking, decorating, and most of all, eating these wonderful cupcakes that promise a fun-filled experience with every bite!

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