Saturday, February 25, 2012

Funfetti Cupcakes

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes

My passion for rainbows draws me to colorful foods.  I think I found these on foodgawker.com a while back, and they are so, so cute.  Who knew that simple nonpareils could turn a simple vanilla cupcake into a rainbow treat for the eyes?   Well, I guess Jessica of How Sweet It Is did. 
I like this recipe not only for the sprinkles, but also because it's a recipe that makes only 12 cupcakes.  These cupcakes are quite a bit more dense than the ones you make from a box, but they're moist, tender, and tasty.  Worth the extra effort, for sure.  And if you're wondering if they have a crunchy texture due to the nonpareils, they don't.  The sprinkles melt into the cupcake leaving just the color.
You'll see in the pics that I have some round and some heart-shaped cupcakes.  I couldn't really figure out a cute way to frost the heart-shaped cupcakes, so I only have unfrosted pics of those.  If anyone has suggestions on how to frost heart-shaped cupcakes beautifully, please share your insight.  Frosting is not one of my strong suits.
Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes
        --adapted from How Sweet It Is
Ingredients:
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Fold in assorted sprinkles.
Pour into cupcake tins and fill 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let cool, then frost.
Makes 12 cupcakes

Cute heart-shaped pan.  These were over-filled by the way.



2 comments:

  1. Yummy! My mom made heart-shaped cupcakes one year, and she just put a white frosting on the top. She dipped them in a pink/red glaze to cover the sides and top. From there, I suppose you could add more sprinkles if you wished. They were really pretty, and I liked the way the glaze made the sides just a little crispy, like a krispy kreme donut. (sigh...)

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  2. Thanks for the tip, Nicole. Sounds like a great idea, and the comparison to a krispy kreme donut makes it even more tempting. :)

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