Birthday Cake Cupcakes

10 Jan

Everyone loves a delicious cupcake for their birthday, right? Duh! It’s even more special when those cupcakes are homemade. So today, I’m going to share a REALLY simple recipe for Birthday Cake Cupcakes, known in the world of box cake as “Funfetti”. Let’s get started!!

Birthday Cake Cupcakes

You’ll Need:

~ 2 cups all-purpose flour
~ 1 ½ cups sugar
~ 1 tablespoon baking powder
~ ½  cup milk

~ ¾  cup water
~ 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
~ ½  cup butter, softened
~ 3 eggs

~ 1/3 cup of rainbow sprinkles. I like to use rainbow sanding sugar or rainbow jimmies.


  1. Pre-heat your over to 350 degree
  2. With a whisk, combine flour, sugar, baking powder
  3. Add in the milk and whisk to combine.
  4. Add water, vanilla, butter, and eggs. Combine with an electric mixer then beat two more minutes.
  5. Add in your rainbow sprinkles
  6. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and place in oven
  7. Bake at 350 for 12-15 Minutes.

Vanilla Frosting

  • 2 Sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup of cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs of vanilla extract

In an electric mixer cream together the butter and the cream cheese. Beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

Slowly add in one cup of powdered sugar at a time. Mixing in between each addition

Add in the vanilla extract, mix to combine

If your frosting is too thin – add more powder sugar. If your frosting is too thick, add in a tbs of milk.

Decorate with rainbow sprinkles and enjoy!!

 Now that’s a perfect birthday cupcakes!

Hope you are all having a great week so far.

Stay Sweet! xoxo

4 Responses to “Birthday Cake Cupcakes”

  1. Kay aka Babygirl January 11, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    I am such a cupcake person, so I completely love these birthday cake cupcakes. I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Amazing post

  2. Tanushri February 2, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Love your birthday cupcake, and the blog. I’m pretty cupcake crazy myself.
    I’ve posted about baking for a charity and trying to raise awareness for “Cake A Difference “for Bliss Charity for Premature Babies next week 6th-12th. Please help me to get the word out to all baking lovers. #Bakingforacause

  3. Geni - Sweet and Crumby February 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    These are darling and look so yummy! How’s your business coming along Jill? I keep wanting to start my own gourmet cookie company BUT CA has laws against cooking in residential kitchens so I would have to rent a cooperative kitchen. I hope your business is thriving!


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