Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes 

Nothing says “party” like Funfetti cupcakes! These homemade treats are bursting with color and flavor, making them perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or whenever you’re in the mood for something special and joyful. With their soft, fluffy texture and colorful sprinkles, these cupcakes are sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.


For the Cupcake Batter:

  • Cake Flour: 1 3/4 cups
  • Baking Powder: 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda: 1/4 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter: 1/2 cup (1 stick), softened
  • Granulated Sugar: 1 cup
  • Egg Whites: 3 large, room temperature
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp
  • Almond Extract: 1/2 tsp
  • Sour Cream: 1/2 cup, room temperature
  • Whole Milk: 1/2 cup, room temperature
  • Rainbow Sprinkles: 1/2 cup, plus more for topping

For the Frosting:

  • Unsalted Butter: 1 cup, softened
  • Confectioner’s Sugar: 3 1/2 – 4 cups, sifted
  • Vanilla Extract: 2 tsp
  • Heavy Cream or Whole Milk: 2-4 tbsp
  • Salt: A pinch


  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two cupcake pans with 18 paper liners to get ready for the batter.
  2. Make the Cupcake Batter:
    • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, cream the butter until smooth, then gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Incorporate egg whites one at a time, followed by vanilla and almond extracts. Mix in sour cream.
    • Alternately add the dry ingredients and milk to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Gently fold in the rainbow sprinkles without overmixing to keep the batter light and airy.
  3. Bake the Cupcakes:
    • Fill the cupcake liners about two-thirds full with the batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Prepare the Frosting:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add confectioner’s sugar, followed by vanilla, cream (or milk), and a pinch of salt. Beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy. Adjust the consistency with more cream or milk if necessary.
  5. Decorate Your Cupcakes:
    • Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes using a star tip for a beautiful professional look. Sprinkle additional rainbow sprinkles on top for that extra festive touch.

Cooking Tips:

  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature to achieve a smoother, more homogenous batter.
  • Be careful not to overmix the batter after adding the flour to keep your cupcakes light and fluffy.
  • For perfectly clean frosting edges, wipe your knife or spatula with a damp cloth between each use.

Conclusion: These Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes are not only a feast for the eyes but also a delight to taste. They’re perfect for bringing the fun to any occasion, ensuring that your gathering is colorful, cheerful, and delicious. Enjoy baking and sharing these delightful treats! 🎂✨

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