Sunday, May 15, 2011

Funfetti Cupcakes

So, my younger sister's 22nd birthday was this past week and she hearts cupcakes. I decided it was a good time to try and master my own cupcake batter from scratch. I have tried other people's cupcake recipes and I'm always left wanting something more. It's major Goldilocks syndrome where the cupcakes are too moist or too dry, or too sweet or not sweet enough. I think that with this batter I found the "just right" formula. I based my batter recipe off of the Vanilla Cupcake recipe from and then my frosting is off of Rachael Ray's vanilla frosting. I did add some cream cheese to her frosting recipe which I think made it even more delicious.

Makes about 24 cupcakes

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 eggs, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
3 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1.75 oz package sprinkles (about 1/4 cup)

4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter, room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan(s) with cupcake liners. In electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add in sugar 1/2 cup at a time until combined with butter, pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add in vanilla and almond extracts.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl. Add flour into wet mixture a little at a time. Mix in vanilla yogurt and sprinkles. Use an ice cream scoop to divide batter evenly among pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean.

While cupcakes are baking, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar with electric mixer. Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time until well combined and no clumps. Add in vanilla and almond extracts.

Once cupcakes are cooked and fully cooled, frost and enjoy!

Here ^^^ are some pictures of fun times with my younger sister. I especially love our level of hotness on that see-saw. Thanks Mom for photographing me while wearing a tap costume in my everyday life. Really appreciate that one.

I know my sister probably won't read this because she is pretty much banned from the kitchen so reading a cooking blog would be silly, but just in case-- Hau'oli lā hānau Krissy!! <3


  1. These look delicious!! I'm living vicariously through your baked goods.

    Also - how can Krissy be 22?? I feel like it was just yesterday she was an underclassman at Stang.

  2. LOL Lucky for me, Krissy did eat most of the cupcakes so I was forced to control how many I ate.

    And I can't even deal with the fact that she is 22. AND this year my niece is going to be 18!! Where the heck has the time gone?



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