Saturday, April 7, 2012

funfetti cupcakes for two

After making my chocolate cupcakes for two, I was inspired to make another mini batch of cupcakes. This time, I was in the mood for Funfetti cupcakes. I love sprinkles in my birthday cake -- they make a boring (but delicious) vanilla cake a million times more fun! Because life is so much more fun in color :)
I decided to go all out and topped mine with a fun hodgepodge of sprinkles (hey, this is funfetti right?!) -- which included little pink dinosaurs, mini race cars, and a bunch of other loud, sparkly sprinkles. Looks like a party to me!
With love, Erica

Cupcakes
Adapted From Chocolate and Carrots
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon skim milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat the canola oil, egg, milk, vanilla extract, and sugar together.
  3. Add in the flour and baking powder.
  4. Add in the sprinkles. Don’t over stir.
  5. Pour into two prepared muffin liners in a muffin pan.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
 Vanilla Buttercream Frosting for Two
Adapted from Sweet Peony
1/4 cup (1/2) stick unsalted butter, softened
1-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2-3 teaspoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
 
In a medium bowl, beat butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar together using a hand mixer.  When combined and fluffy, add 2 teaspoons water and the vanilla and mix until combined.  If the frosting is too stiff, add more water.  If the frosting is too runny, add more powdered sugar. Frost your cupcakes, and top with fun sprinkles!

6 comments:

  1. Awesome! Perfect for my boyfriend and I :)

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  2. These are so cute! Have never made cupcakes yet! This has got to change!

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  3. Yummy - I love funfetti cupcakes! And for two? Perfect!

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  4. How cute! I admire your discipline in making just 2 of them!

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  5. How cute! I admire your discipline in making just 2 of them!

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    1. It's perfect for those little funfetti cravings!

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