eat me: funfetti cupcakes.

I generally tend to love desserts that are pretty, not overly sugary and are flavoured with real ingredients.  But every once in a while the six year old inside of me asks for sweet, simple and overly colourful treats. 

Enter funfetti.  I have secretly always loved funfetti, as a child I was mystified how they got the rainbow bits into the cake mix and how they didn't just melt into a weird purpley mess.  I also always thought funfetti was it's own flavour, ie. not vanilla.  Because clearly plain vanilla is just gross.  Or at least it was to my 6 year old self.  
Funfetti had been lurking on the outskirts of my mind for the last few years, ridiculous I know.  However, because I absolutely refuse to bake anything out of a box I never made, secretly assuming that the rainbow pieces were somewhat magical and impossible to recreate at home.  Until the moment that I realized funfetti was just vanilla cake with sprinkles baked in.  It took me until last year to fully realize this.  I was slightly disappointed that it was just vanilla cake after all.  But I still think the sprinkles make it taste different, or at least more fun.

These were super fun to make, every once in a while I think it's alright to break out mass amounts of sprinkles.  Especially if they turn into pretty rainbow coloured cupcakes.
Funfetti Cupcakes.  (vanilla base cupcake recipe adapted from here.)

1 1/4 C. cake flour.
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder.
1/2 tsp.  baking soda.
2 eggs.
3/4 C. sugar.
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla.
1/2 C. vegetable oil.
1/2 C. buttermilk.
1/2 C. sprinkles.

_sift together all off your dry ingredients.
_in an electric mixer beat the eggs for a few seconds and then add the sugar.  beat and add the vanilla and oil.
_reduce mixer speed to low and alternate adding dry ingredients and milk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
_mix in sprinkles.
_pour into prepared muffin pans and bake for 12-14 minutes at 350 degrees until golden/a toothpick comes out clean.
_frost with your favourite vanilla buttercream.

Vanilla buttercream. my most favourite recipe.
1 1/2 cups icing sugar.1/4 cup flour.1/4 cup butter, room temperature.1/4 milk.1 tsp vanilla extract.
Whisk together dry ingredients.  Add the butter.  Pour in the vanilla and then the milk a bit at a time and beat until fluffy and a bit shiny, about 3-5 minutes in a stand mixer.  
 I hope these add a bit of colour and fun to your week!  xo, T.


  1. Hi there just came across your blog:) I am a fellow winnipeg blogger and have added you to my growing list of winnipeger's on the web. I look forward to following your blog!

    1. Hi Daphne! It's so sweet of you to stop by, thanks for adding me to your list! Your red wine & raspberry imperial cookies sound amazing, I am definitely going to have to try those out!