These easy funfetti cupcakes are soft and fluffy, loaded with heaps of rainbow sprinkles and topped with a mile high swirl of vanilla buttercream. Find a reason to celebrate because these cupcakes will be the hit of the party!
1 ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons (172 g) cake flour, scooped and leveled
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ cup (113 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons Rodelle Gourmet Pure Vanilla Extract
⅔ cups buttermilk, room temperature
1/3 cup sprinkles
⅓ cup (42 g) all-purpose flour, scooped and leveled
1 cup whole milk
3 teaspoons Rodelle Gourmet Pure Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
1 cup + 1 tablespoon (127 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
Sprinkles to top
Adjust the oven rack to the center of the oven and pre-heat oven to 350˚ F. Place 12 cupcake liners in a muffin tin pan.
Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Beat on medium for about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
Add one egg at a time and mix until combined. Add vanilla.
Alternate mixing in the dry ingredients in 3 portions and the buttermilk in two portions to the wet ingredients until everything is added. Mix until just combined.
Mix in sprinkles with a few turns of a sturdy spoon.
Fill each liner three-fourths full of batter.
Place the pan in the oven for 20-22 minutes. Cupcakes are done when starting to color at the edges and a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing. Let cool completely before piping on frosting.
Add flour and milk to a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the mixture until it is like pudding in texture (2-3 minutes). Take it off heat and whisk in the vanilla and salt. Transfer it to a heat proof bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. Cover the surface with plastic wrap so a film does not form.
Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of standing mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium for 5-6 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides, when needed.
Once the flour mixture is cooled, add it to the butter/sugar one scoop at a time while the mixer is on medium. Continue to mix until smooth.
Remove bowl from mixer and transfer the frosting to a piping bag with a piping tip, like a 1M. Pipe the frosting in a swirl (about 2 inches high) on top of each cupcake. Top with sprinkles if desired.
Cupcakes may be frozen before frosting. Store tightly wrapped for up to 3 months.