No offense Pillsbury, you served me well for many years… came in handy when I wanted to make a quick sheet cake at midnight during my college years and kept my sugar levels up through many class birthday parties as a child, but I don’t really “do” box cake mixes anymore. Sure, occasionally I’ll use one and mix it with other things to enhance a recipe, but I just don’t make cupcakes or cake with canned frosting or boxes anymore. Don’t get me wrong- there nothing bad about them, and they taste fine. But its more fun to make it from scratch, plus its so easy why would you even bother with a powdered cake mix with all those preservatives?
A few years ago I made Jay a cake in the shape of a gun for his birthday. It was awesome, but by no means professional. I used Funfetti cake mix because he adores Funfetti. Well that was the last time I made a cake from a mix, so poor Jay doesn’t get Funfetti anymore. So… when I happened upon this recipe for homemade Funfetti cupcakes at I ♥ Cuppycakes, I was super excited. Clara adapted the recipe from Cupcakes by Shelly Kaldunski, so I’m giving credit where credit is due on both accounts.
Here we have homemade Funfetti cupcakes… just for Jay’s 28th birthday! Happy Birthday Jay!
- 1 ¼ cups flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup sugar
- 6 tbsp butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg + 1 egg white, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tbsp rainbow sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a stand mixer, fitted with flat beater, beat the sugar and butter until well combined, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add egg and egg white, one at a time, beating on low. Then add vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with milk in 2 additions, ending with the flour mixture.
- Fold in rainbow sprinkles.Fill cupcake liners about 1/2-2/3 full.
- Bake for about 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
I topped these with fish toppers because Jay’s been really big into fishing lately and I thought it was funny.
The verdict? Awesome. Everyone loved them and Jay said they were the best ever and the frosting was scrumtrilescent. Okay he didn’t really say that, Will Ferrell said that when he was doing James Lipton on SNL. Whatever. They were scrumtrilescent.