Confetti Cupcakes

Confetti Cupcakes that are super soft, buttery and topped with sweet fluffy buttercream! The perfect party cupcake!

These Confetti Cupcakes are soft, packed with vanilla flavor and perfect for any party!

Oh today’s recipe is a fun one…

Everyone loves a Confetti Cupcake! It’s the homemade version of the popular Funfetti cupcake that we all grew up with…and still eat on the regular!


I got the recipe for these little beauties from Rosie’s gorgeous new Sweetapolita Bakebook. OMG you guys this book is a stunner…


The cover alone. I die.

I have been a fan of Rosie’s for years…her gorgeous, hazy, pastel-ly life with her sweet cakelets and amazing cakes…her site, Sweetapolita is just a dream.

Ever since she announced she was writing a book I have been so excited to get it in my sticky hands. And I will tell you, it does NOT disappoint. It’s a book filled with amazing pictures, sweet treats and a little peek into Rosie’s life. Can I move in?

Confetti Cupcakes that are super soft, buttery and topped with sweet fluffy buttercream! The perfect party cupcake!

Of course her book is filled with mile mile-high layer cakes, sweet cookies and decorating how-tos. But I thought you guys would appreciate a sweet, gorgeous cupcake that bakes up like perfection!
Confetti Cupcakes that are super soft, buttery and topped with sweet fluffy buttercream! The perfect party cupcake!

The recipe is simple, there are just a few different techniques that Rosie uses, which produces a light and fluffy cupcake that even my husband went crazy for!

Confetti Cupcakes that are super soft, buttery and topped with sweet fluffy buttercream! The perfect party cupcake!

Rosie also recommends using using Quin Sprinkles instead of Jimmies, for the sole reason that they don’t bleed in the batter… not that there’s anything wrong with pretty ribbons of color throughout your batter. But I have to agree… the quins are just too cute!

I used my recipe for Buttercream on these beauties, which I like the most most!

And sprinkle heavily. Always.

Confetti Cupcakes that are super soft, buttery and topped with sweet fluffy buttercream! The perfect party cupcake!

I am in love with this book, if you can’t tell. If you are a baker, or just love to look at gorgeous cakes this is one book you need in your collection!

Also hop over to Sweetapolita today for a fun “bloghop” and a HUGE giveaway to celebrate the release of her book!


Confetti Cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C
  2. Line 2 muffins pans with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on low speed stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and mix on medium speed until the mixture is crumbly and resembles coarse sand, 3 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl combine half of the milk and the vanilla.
  5. In another bowl whisk together the egg whites and remaining milk.
  6. With the mixer on medium-low speed slowly add the milk/vanilla mixture and beat for 5 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the egg white mixture and beat the mixture for an additional minute.
  7. Stir in the sprinkles and fill your liners 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 17-20 minutes until the centers are set.
  9. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack and allow them to cool completely before frosting.


Frost with Vanilla Buttercream

Looking for other cupcake ideas? Check out My Favorite Vanilla Cupcakes

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Everything about these just makes me smile! And that cover: I want to frame it above my desk. So fun!

Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog

You can’t go wrong with confetti!! YUM!

Cookbook Queen

Oh my gosh, these are absolutely STUNNING!! I got her book a few days ago and can’t stop looking at it. Everything is gorgeous!! Can’t wait to try a few recipes from it.

Kelly Zeigler

EXACTLY what I need to make for Easter for my grandbabies! How long do I bake mini cupcakes? 14 min? Adorable! I’m a huge fan of your buttercream !

Lillian C

Sprinkles always make everything look so festive! I wish i had “Wonkavision” so i could reach in and grab a few, yum!

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

These are so pretty and festive!

Alison Kelly

These are gorgeous! Can you share how you piped on the icing? Thanks!


Yum! I just love a vanilla cupcake made from scratch!

Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

I’m in love with these beauties! Perfect colors for Easter,can’t wait to try this amazing cupcake recipe! Yum!

Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

These cupcakes are so darn cute! Perfect for Easter. I must get my hands on that book!

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

These look lovely! What a pretty book this is bound to be!

Annie @ Annie

These are so fun! I cannot wait to get my hands on Rosie’s book!!

Laura @ Laura

Sprinkles and confetti baked goods are so cute! This must be a fun cookbook!


These look amazing! Looking forward to this cookbook!

Katy | Her Cup of Joy

These cupcakes are too cute!I can’t wait to get my hands on that book!


Those are so beautiful. I love how they remind me of the confetti cakes of my childhood, but up the level of sophistication.


I am loving Rosie’s book! Can’t wait to make these!


Confetti Cupcakes,This is simply amazing. Thank you for sharing these.


they look gorgeous! just looking at them makes me smile 🙂

Daim Chughtai

Hey, I’ve been following your blog for quite sometime now. Love it.
However, I’ve noticed you’ve stopped adding pictures of the whole process. Personally, that is one of my favourite things about your blog, and what makes it stand out from the many others out there. It just involves the reader in the ‘I have to whip this up now’ kinda way. Really wish you’d start doing that again.

Eden Passante

So adorable!!


I thought this cupcake was great, with great flavor!! Only problem was I couldn’t get it to make 24 cupcakes.


These cupcakes are amazing. I bake quiet a bit and I have been looking for a fluffy cupcake recipe. This fits the bill and the flavour is amazing. So good. This is the 5th vanilla cupcake recipe oven tried. This is a 11/10. I am going to use this recipe for my go forward cupcake recipe . Thanks so much.


I made these (twice) and both times the sprinkles sunk to the bottom of the cucakes so they ended up being white cupcakes with fun felt I bottoms :(. I used the recommended sprinkles but the just didn’t stay in the mix! What did I do wrong?