When it comes to making fun party treats, sprinkles are a winner and these funfetti cupcakes are a cute way to make an adorable sweet party treat! Looking like a normal cupcake on the outside, they are filled with colourful sprinkles, making them surprisingly fun!
Why you're going to love this recipe
We all need a little fun in our lives and these funfetti cupcakes are for those times when you need a little fun. They are yummy, pretty and really easy to make so there really is no excuse to not make them.
- lower sugar than your average cupcake
- easy to mix in one bowl
- no mixer needed, just a spatula or wooden spoon
- perfect for making with kids
- can be made as mini bundts or cupcakes
- freezer friendly
- the sprinkles hidden throughout the cakes give a subtle crunch and a cute smattering of colour
- perfect for bake sales and can be made up to two days in advance and kept in an airtight container in the fridge
What goes into the recipe
don't forget to scroll to the recipe card for amounts and full method
- self raising flour- this is flour with baking powder already in it. The ratio is 1 cup flour to 2 tsps baking paking powder. If you don't have any you can simple making your own.
- melted butter- makes it quicker and easier to mix these. If you don't use melted butter you can use coconut oil.
- 100's and 1000's- these are the best sprinkles to use in these funfetti cupcakes because they are small and don't detract from the texture and flavour. If you are after something with only natural flavourings, there are loadsd available at Hopper Foods.
- sugar- this recipe only uses a tiny amount!
How to make this recipe
- Combine everything except the sprinkles in a large bowl and mix well. (Images 1 and 2)
- Add in the sprinkles and stir through. Be careful not to mix too much or the colours will run. (Image 3)
- When mixed it will look like this (Image 4)
- Pop into cupcake or bundt cake moulds and bake at 180 degrees celsius (355F).
Expert Tips and FAQs
Yes! I freeze them after baking on a tray and when solid transfer to a container.
I use 100's and 1000's. You can also use the ones called "brights
or the chocolate equivalent. Larger types of sprinkles make the texture really unpleasant (I tried!). If you are looking for something natural, there are loads to try at Hopper Foods.
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- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups self raising flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tsps vanilla paste or extract
- ½ cup sprinkles
- ½ cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. (355F)
- Place all the ingredients except the sprinkles in a large bowl.
- Mix to combine.
- Sprinkle the sprinkles on the mix and stir through.
- fill a 12 cup cupcake tray or mini bundt tray.
- Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes. (355F)
- Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 5 before removing to a wire rack and cooling.
These were first published on 20/02/2020 and republished on 20/07/2021 with brand new process shots, a video and helpful hints and tip.