Easy vanilla funfetti cupcakes filled with rainbow sprinkles, topped with vanilla buttercream and more colorful confetti sprinkles - the perfect birthday cupcake!
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Preheat oven: 180°C / 160°C (fan) / Gas Mark 4 / 350°F
For the sponges, cream together the butter and sugar, either using a spatula, electric hand mixer or stand mixer, until light and pale.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then beat in the milk, oil and vanilla extract until fully combined.
Sieve the flour and baking powder into the mixture, gently folding in until just combined.
Stir in the sprinkles until only just spread throughout the mixture.
Line your cupcake pan with 10 cupcake cases and divide the batter evenly between them (each case should be no more than ⅔ full).
Bake in the oven for 15-20mins or until the cupcakes are lightly golden, springy to the touch and an inserted skewer comes out clean from the middle.
Transfer the cupcakes to cool on a wire rack while you make the frosting.
Beat the butter (either by hand, using an electric mixer or stand mixer) until pale, light and fluffy. This could take several minutes.
Sieve half of the icing sugar into the butter and beat until combined, then repeat this with the remaining half of icing sugar.
Add in the milk and vanilla extract, mixing until only just smooth.
Assembly and decoration:
Once your cupcakes have fully cooled, add your buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a nozzle of your choice (e.g. large open star) and pipe large swirls onto each cupcake.
Sprinkle the sprinkles over your frosted cupcakes and enjoy!
- You can swap the plain flour for self-raising flour of the same amount and reduce the baking powder by 1 teaspoon
Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 642IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online nutritional calculator, actual values may vary.