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…

SweetapolitaBakebook

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!

Print

Confetti Cupcakes


Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes:

Frost with Vanilla Buttercream

Want To Save This Recipe?

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

My FAVORITE Vanilla Cupcakes!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

You might also like...

Share Your Comments

Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Be sure to register or log in and then click the camera icon located at the bottom of the comment form.

31 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Steph
February 15, 2019 10:39 pm

Can you please tell me more about mixing
For 5 minutes ? I made these today and followed recipe precisely including measuring flour with a scale etc. I’m an experienced baker and have experience with the reverse creaming method and have always had success. The only issue I can think of that’s different is the mixing for 5 minursv?? My
Cupcakes rose and looked nice but were sort of gummy inside and had weird texture !!! Please tell me what could be the issue… thanks !!!

Steph Scar
February 21, 2019 11:56 am
Reply to  Steph

Still awaiting response on messsge above . Can you please tell me why the mixing is for 5 minutes despite that this is the reverse creaming method? I have experience making cakes Mr this method but my recipes call for 1-2 minute or mixing. I’m assuming that it is the reason for gummy cupcakes, which I timed for 5 minutes Of mixing as indicated.When you make these, do you actually beat mixture on medium low for 5 minutes ? This is the only reason I feel cupcakes came out so bad and gummy this time but I wanted to actually… Read more »

Steph
February 20, 2018 10:39 pm

Great cupcake recipe! Everyone loved these cupcakes. Just the texture I was looking for. Reminds me of the bakery cupcakes we used to get. Thank you!

Ericka
August 13, 2017 7:13 am

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?

Nina
April 22, 2017 1:13 am

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.

Julie
February 25, 2017 9:15 pm

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

April 18, 2016 6:46 pm

So adorable!!

Daim Chughtai
April 19, 2015 11:56 pm

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.
xx

April 12, 2015 9:54 am

they look gorgeous! just looking at them makes me smile 🙂
http://sprinkleandglitter.blogspot.in/

April 10, 2015 1:36 am

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

April 7, 2015 3:10 pm

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

April 4, 2015 10:53 pm

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

April 3, 2015 12:24 pm

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

April 2, 2015 6:21 pm

These look amazing! Looking forward to this cookbook!

April 2, 2015 11:37 am

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

April 2, 2015 9:49 am

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

Tips for Baking Success!

Cookies and Cups Newsletter Get 5 Baking Secrets That Will Change Your Life!

Delivered Straight to Your Inbox, For Free:

Recipes You’ll Love

This site participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn a small fee by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Ad Blocker Detected!

Advertisements fund this website. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website.
Thank You!