Multicolored Funfetti Cupcakes!
As the title suggests, this cupcake is loads of color and fun!!!
My high school friends and I love to do 3 things (and a new found 4th)…
1) Talking/Drinking beverages/Playing apples to apples/Talking in Starbucks
2) Talking at someone’s house
3) Talking while Baking at someone’s house
4) Talking and Hiking.
Anyways, these cupcakes were made doing our third favorite thing of course. We had decided to make fake red velvet cake (which was chocolate cake with lots of red food coloring) and funfetti. But last minute, we decided to split up the funfetti batter and add more food coloring in addition to sprinkles!
We used the following recipe… http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/06/homemade-funfetti-cupcakes/
… with a few minor substitutions!
1/2 cup butter (1 stick of butter)
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk (we used almond milk)
Sprinkles and food coloring!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Cream butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
Mix the dry ingredients together and then add half to the wet ingredients.
Finally add the milk and then the rest of the dry ingredients.
Now get a couple of bowls and spoons! Divide the batter into smaller bowls and add food coloring! We made orange (red + yellow for those of you who forget how to make orange…), green (blue + yellow), blue, yellow and pink (we did not have enough food coloring to make red).
Then add sprinkles to each! (The original recipe suggests 1/3 cup… divide that equally amongst the colored batter!)… We kind of just randomly threw sprinkles into the mix!
Now plop a spoonful to half a spoonful of each color into the muffin tins! Be sure to pat down the batter so it all kind of sticks together before putting it into the oven!
Bake for 18-20 minutes (toothpick it!).
Yes I realize the raw dough looks a lot like play doh…
But I promise you… they tasted delicious!
We ended up frosting them and adding even more fun sprinkles to the top!!!
One note I did have was that the cup cakes ended up a bit dense. There are a couple of things you can do to avoid that… one is to separate the egg whites from the yolks and whip the egg whites until they are frothy before adding them in; second is to increase the amount of baking powder to about 1 and 1/2 teaspoons; third is to add some more milk/apple sauce/oil… just to add some moisture and lighten up the cake!
Happy Baking! :D
And a special shout out to my Academy girls! These were so much fun to make and eat! :)